Monday, October 25, 2010

"Hariri thought we were with Hezbollah because of the Saudis ... then he discovered this was untrue ..."

"... The situation in Lebanon will continue like this; politicians tend to exaggerate things...", Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said, when asked whether he was worried over the circumstances in Lebanon.....  "If they (the Lebanese) have the good intentions and the willingness, and they require us to mediate, of course we will." Asked about the Lebanese divisions over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the emir of Qatar said: "We have to wait and see. It's hard to answer now… It's really hard to answer now. The only thing is: are the Lebanese ready for more bloodshed and for pulling the Arabs with them?" Sheikh Hamad noted that there is "a feeling in the Arab world that Israel is trying to do something to … engage the Lebanese inside Lebanon, turn them against each other.Asked about the Doha Agreement Qatar brokered in 2008 following the infamous May 7 clashes, the emir noted that "the March 14 forces, the (Premier Saad) Hariri bloc, thought we are with Hizbullah because in the past we had differences with the Saudis.  "But then they discovered that this was not true and they came here to Qatar and we succeeded in solving their problem."

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