Lebanon speaker responds to Netanyahu speech

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Maan News Agency | Sept 24, 2011

BEIRUT (Ma’an) — The speaker of the Lebanese parliament on Saturday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday.

Netanyahu told world leaders that the UN had become a “theater of the absurd” as “Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon” held presidency of the UN Security Council.

“This means, in effect, that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world’s security,” he added.

Nabih Berri responded that the state presiding over the Security Council “is not Hezbollah, President Michel Sleiman or Prime Minister Najib Mikati … but it is Lebanon, which was slaughtered (by the Israelis) in 1996,” the news site Now Lebanon reported.

“We reassure Netanyahu that the Lebanon that beat (Israeli) aggression in the South will also be a resistant at the UN Security Council,” Berri said in a statement issued Saturday, according to the news site.



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