Putin hails Hezbollah’s role in Lebanese politics

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Press TV: Russian President Vladimir Putin has attached importance to the resistance movement of Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon’s political sphere.

“I know very well that different people in different countries take different positions on Hezbollah,” the Russian head of state said on Thursday at the conclusion of a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club held in the Russian resort city of Sochi.

“Hezbollah is a significant political force in Lebanon,” he said concerning the Russian standpoint.

Putin noted that Russia “practically communicates with all political forces in Lebanon and will continue to do so.”

“In Russia, they are completely concerned with finding common ground for an agreement between the Lebanese parties without a fight,” he said, adding, “We are working with all the Lebanese to prevent bloodshed.”

His comments came after at least seven people were killed and 60 others injured in an attack on October 14, during which Hezbollah’s supporters were shot from rooftops while they were gathering to peacefully protest against a judge investigating last year’s Beirut Port explosion as they accused him of bias.

“We cannot comment on political processes related to the Lebanese judiciary,” Putin said of the judicial process surrounding the tragedy.

He, however, stated that “the Beirut port blast disaster was linked to the desire of some to achieve financial gains, by selling fertilizers at better prices.”

The explosion hit hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored in an unsafe manner at the Beirut port for years, on August 4 last year. The blast killed more than 200 people, and wounded 6,500 others, besides destroying vast expanses of the capital.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I have a problem with the info I have gleaned doing research on this tradegy. Was or was not the amonium nitrate a trade marked explosive, “Nitropril” in large bags in the port warehouse(s)? I saw pictures of bags Notropril in what looked like ware-house with two or three guys dressed like Arabs. Supposedly of the ANFO before the blast. NitroprIL is a trade marked brand of explosive, manufactured by Orca or somesuch for use as an explosive in mining composed of amonium nitrate and petroleum mixed together.

  2. Either there was a huge pile of shit stored in Beirut warehouse, or the story there was a huge pile of shit is even a bigger pile of shit.
    Either way it was a setup in advance to create the aftermath of the nuke tipped missle explosion be not Lebanese factions coming together against that common enemy of Israel, but instead riots, chaos, downfall of government and hopefully a civil war between Lebanese the goal.
    Putin like Trump, and the Lebanese med student I met last week who was actually there when it happened, all say same thing; “something” blew up that huge pile of shit…be it a bomb (Trump) an explosion (Putin) or “something” (eyewitness med student)
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    Something makes people in the know and world leaders not want to publically talk the truth of matter; perhaps politics, perhaps self preservation.
    Perhaps just fact nobody is going to believe it anyways so why shoot yourself in foot blabbing out the truth just because it’.
    s the truth.
    Speak the truth in a war, your side will lose the battle pretty easily.

  3. Putin has to dance around the nuking of Beirut just like every American president has had to dance around the ugly truth that Israel nuked the USA on 9/11 and got away with it. This has become an article of faith and anyone who would choose to say different will be burned at the stake.