Saad Hariri

Lebanese PM criticizes Hezbollah press tour on Israel border

Lebanon's prime minister criticized on Friday a media tour organized by Hezbollah in south Lebanon, saying that the government of Lebanon was not informed beforehand and did not approve.

Saad Hariri spoke to journalists during a visit to south Lebanon, a day after Hezbollah organized a tour for journalists along the Lebanon-Israel border, during which armed militants from the group appeared in a U.N.-created border buffer zone meant to be free of Hezbollah presence.

The Hezbollah tour, intended to show journalists defensive measures taken by Israel along the border in the past year, was also criticized by other opponents of the Iranian-backed group as a provocation and a...

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