YNet News (Link) - Attila Somfalvi (January 22, 2011)
Druze leader Walid Jumblatt’s decision to join forces with Hezbollah against Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri increases the risk that an “Iranian government” will be established in Lebanon, Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) said Saturday.
Speaking at a cultural forum in Bat Yam, Shalom said, “This is not just about a terror organization which operates with Iran’s support and inspiration any more, but rather a real sovereign government.
“There is no doubt this is a dangerous development which forces us to follow (Lebanon) closely. We will be prepared for any future development,” he said.
On Friday Jumblatt threw his support behind Hezbollah, a major boost to the Shiite group that brought down the country’s Western-backed government last week.
He refused to say exactly how many lawmakers are with him, but his support is key for any candidate trying to form a government.