Lebanon has become a proxy battleground for Iran in its resistance to US-led pressure on its nuclear program, Druze leader Walid Jumblat charged Sunday. "The war is no longer Lebanon's ... it is an Iranian war," Jumblat told Arabic news channel Al-Arabiya on the fifth day of an Israeli onslaught against Lebanon following the capture of two soldiers by Hizbullah.Iran will fight to the last Arab.
"Iran is telling the United States: You want to fight me in the Gulf and destroy my nuclear program? I will hit you at home, in Israel," said the Druze leader, who is a close ally of Prime Minister Fouad Saniora and an outspoken critic of Iran's key regional ally Syria.
Jumblat said Hizbullah's "sophisticated arsenal is not there for no reason" and that "Lebanon has become the battlefield" for Iran's nuclear stand-off with the West.
Hizbullah is backed by Iran and Syria, although the two governments deny arming it.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Walid Jumblat: Sophisticated arsenal is not there for no reason
via Nahar Net,