BEIRUT: The opposition March 14 coalition Wednesday slammed Hezbollah’s organization of protests across the country against a film insulting the Prophet as an attempt to divert attention from the crisis in Syria.
“Hezbollah’s call to organize demonstrations condemning the harm is only an obvious attempt to distract attention from the crimes of the Syrian regime,” said March 14, in a statement
“No one can defend human dignity against a certain harm and at the same time support Bashar Assad’s regime which violates at every moment human dignity in Syria.”
March 14 also called on Cabinet Wednesday to draw international attention to remarks by a top Iranian official who said Iran had sent Revolutionary Guard advisers to Lebanon and Syria.
“The statement made by the commander of the Revolutionary Guard [Mohammad Ali Jaafari] is a flagrant violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty,” March 14 said.
The coalition statement praised President Michel Sleiman for demanding official clarification from Tehran over Jaafari’s remarks Sunday that the Revolutionary Guard had sent high-level military advisers to Syria and Lebanon.