Lebanon's Prime Minster-designate describes Hizbullah as "cancerous tumor"
Lebanon's Prime Minster-designate Najib Miqati has reportedly considered Hizbullah as "cancerous". In a WikiLeaks cable published by al-Joumhouria daily on Tuesday, Miqati told former American ambassador Michele Sison that Hizbullah is a "cancerous tumor" and called for removing its statelet whether it was "malignant or benign."
He warned that Hizbullah could drag Lebanon to a "sad end." The cable dated January 12, 2008.
Miqati also called for Syria to "contain" Hizbullah, warning that the main objective of the Shiite movement was to form an Iranian military base on the Mediterranean.
The dream of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini of exporting the Iranian revolution needed a "launch pad" which is Lebanon, he said. Achieving this objective requires a lot of time but Hizbullah is "patient," he added.