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Apr 02, 2021
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Former Lebanese Minister Of Justice Ashraf Rifi: Hizbullah Is A Collaborator Of 'Mini-Nazi' Iran, Enemy Of Lebanon; It Is Leading Lebanon To Suicide

#8774 | 01:42
Source: Al-Arabiya Network (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

General (Ret.) Ashraf Rifi, Lebanon's former Minister of Justice and the former Director-General of the Internal Security Forces said that Hizbullah poses a threat to Lebanon and that it is an enemy of Lebanon. He made these remarks in an interview with Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia) that aired on April 5, 2021. Rifi elaborated that Hizbullah is a collaborator of Iran, which he referred to as "mini-Nazi." He said that the only difference between Nazism and Iran is the scope, and predicted that its end will be similar, destruction and suicide. Rifi added that Hizbullah wants to drag Lebanon to suicide along with it, but the "Lebanese people do not want to commit suicide." He recalled that Lebanon used to be referred to as the "Switzerland of the Middle East," and said that it will return to be so, once it removes the Iranian weapons and hegemony from the country. For more about Ashraf Rifi, see MEMRI TV clips nos. 8204, 5363, and 4893.

Ashraf Rifi: "[Hizbullah] wants to be a part of the Iranian enterprise, to be an Iranian tool - an Iranian collaborator in the full sense of the word. Anyone who kills our dignitaries is a criminal terrorist. [Hizbullah] distorts the image of Lebanon and ruins its ties with the Arab and western countries, and therefore, it poses a threat to Lebanon. It is an enemy of Lebanon.

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"History books tell us about the totalitarian mentality, of security centered people who cared only about their weapons. The have ended up in the garbage bin of history. It is as if Hitler... As if mini-Nazi Iran... Yes, Iran constitutes modern Nazism, only on a smaller scale. They only differ in scope. Therefore, I believe it will end in destruction and suicide. The Lebanese people do not want to commit suicide. We are people who were created to be alive. We are thus instructed by our religion and our patriotism. But [Hizbullah] wants to take us, against our conviction, to suicide. Go commit suicide yourself. If you want to go to Iran, we want to stay here. We used to be the Switzerland of the Middle East, and we will return to be like that, when we remove the Iranian weapons and hegemony from Lebanon.

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"Hizbullah presented itself as the defender of Lebanon from the Israeli enemy, as well as from the takfiri terrorism. It presented itself as the defender of the minorities. But ultimately, it turned that Hizbullah is the flip side of takfiri terrorism."

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