Syria militants taking Shia villages on Lebanese border: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah 

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says foreign-backed militants in Syria are taking Shia-populated villages on the Lebanese border.

Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech broadcast on Wednesday.

He denied allegations about Hezbollah’s role in the unrest in Syria, and accused Syrian militants of religious cleansing in border villages.

Nasrallah stated that the militants “have taken control of the villages inhabited by Lebanese Shias in recent months, chased them out, and burned some houses.”

The Hezbollah secretary general noted that he has always insisted on a united Syria.

The Syria crisis began in mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence, and several international human rights organizations say the foreign-sponsored militants have committed war crimes.
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US, allies in no hurry to end Syria violence: Nasrallah


Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that certain countries are benefiting from the crisis in Syria and are trying to prolong the violence in the country.

Addressing a university graduation ceremony in Beirut, Nasrallah said on Sunday that the US and its allies are in no hurry to end violence in Syria and instead they are fueling the unrest because they want the country to be destroyed over its anti-Israeli stance.

Hezbollah secretary-general also warned al-Qaeda that the US has laid a trap for the group in Syria and by allowing al-Qaeda militants to easily enter the country, it is planning for them to kill each other in clashes there.

He further called national dialogue as the only way to end the Syrian crisis, stressing that those who oppose a political settlement to the country’s unrest are criminals.

Hezbollah chief said those who are fighting against the Syrian government are foreign militants and not Syrians because they are killing innocent civilians in car bombings and other acts of violence.

“They are not Syrians, they are killing Syrians,” Nasrallah said, adding that those who think foreign-backed militants will win are mistaken.

He also accused Western and Arab media outlets of launching a psychological war against the Syrian government by spreading false news about militants’ achievements.

“However, anyone who looks at Syria’s map and the regions controlled by the Syrian government can know that the regime is more powerful,” Nasrallah stated. Continue reading

Nasrallah: Syria rejected to disarm resistance for causes related to pan-Security Strategy

Hezbollah Secretary General, Hassan Nasr Allah, said that what protects Lebanon from any Israeli threat is the existence of a deterring balance with this enemy.

He added that the suitable defensive strategy in Lebanon is the existence of a strong army and a powerful resistance with a mutual coordination.

“Following the victory of Lebanon in 2000 and dismissing the Israeli occupation from south Lebanon, the aim of the US and Israel became disarming the resistance, particularly the arms of Hezbollah,” Nasr Allah said.

He pointed out to several bargaining offers to the resistance to disarm its weapon by the US and others.

Similar bargaining offer was presented to Syria in 2004 before the issuance of No.1559 when one of the Arab rulers told President Bashar al-Assad that if you want to remain in Lebanon, you can do so, but the price will be disarming the weapon of Hezbollah and the Palestinians.

President al-Assad rejected then that offer, for he simply considers the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine part of a pan-Arab Security strategy.

Source: Breaking News