Lebanon PM slams Hizbullah leader
Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Saniora denounced Hizbullah and its leader on Friday. This came one day after the Shiite leader slammed Saniora.
"What we've seen yesterday was an unnecessary fit of anger and rudeness that we don't accept," Saniora told hundreds of supporters at his heavily fortified office complex where he has been holed up since the opposition launched street protests on Dec. 1 to bring down his government.
In his comments, Saniora singled out the Hizbullah leader's attitude toward his opponents. "You are not our Lord and the party is not our Lord," the Lebanse prime minister said of Nasrallah. "Who appointed you to say 'I am right and all else is false?'"
He accused Nasrallah of threatening a coup and said the protests will lead nowhere.
Despite the sharp words from both leaders, they insist dialogue is still possible. "We won't dig trenches in Beirut streets, we will build bridges of love among the Lebanese, Christian and Muslim," Saniora said.