Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Archbishop of Lebanese Maronite Christians: Today, the greatest threat comes from the regime in Tehran

Iran Press News: translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
Nasrollah Safir, bishop and leader of the Lebanese Maronite Christians, in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel stated that all Lebanese should realize that the greatest danger of all today comes from the regime in Tehran. In this interview, he said Tehran’s regime supplies the Lebanese Hezbollah with weapons of all kinds and large sums of money.

Archbishop Safir asked for Hezbollah’s immediate disarmament and the end of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s interference in Lebanon. He said: “Lebanese Hezbollah has only become a government within a government due to Tehran’s assistance and we cannot accept this situation after the end of war.”