Sayyed Nasrallah condemns Daesh attacks in Paris
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, has condemned the deadly terror attacks by the Daesh Takfiri group in Paris.
“I deem it necessary to officially condemn the terrorist attacks in the French capital, Paris, which were committed by Daesh,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Saturday.
He also offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the deadly assaults in Paris, in which assailants struck at least six different venues in and around the French capital. The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed nearly 130 people.
Referring to a recent deadly bombing in Lebanon, Nasrallah noted that the Middle East is also suffering from terrorism, adding that such acts only increase “our determination to fight” the terrorists in Syria.
One of the goals of such an attack “is to put pressure on Hezbollah [to withdraw from Syria], but they know very well these bombings will not benefit them at all. This will have the opposite effect,” Nasrallah said.
On Thursday, 44 people were killed and nearly 240 others sustained injuries when two large explosions rocked a security post in Hussaineya Street in the crowded Borj al-Barajneh neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut.
“Palestinians and Syrians were among the martyrs and wounded. This terrorism does not differentiate [between its victims],” he said. “If they (Daesh) assume that killing our men and women and children and burning our markets could weaken our determination, then they are mistaken.”
He went on to express gratitude towards all security forces and civilians who offered aid following the attack and offered his condolences to the families of the victims.
He added that reports saying that Lebanese police had arrested two Palestinians and a Syrian for over the attack were inaccurate and were intended to raise discord between Lebanese and their Palestinian and Syrian neighbors.
The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the bombings. In a statement posted online, the extremist group said its members exploded a bike loaded with explosives in the area and that when people gathered at the site a second bomber carried out another attack.
“There is no future for Daesh. Not in war and not in peace,” noted the secretary general of the resistance movement.