Sayyed Nasrallah: Don’t Bet on Defeated Regional Schemes
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivered a televised speech in which he tackled Lebanese internal files and stressed that a cabinet will eventually be formed as unity is the only solution in front of the Lebanese.
Speaking on Friday, Sayyed Nasrallah hoped that “the coming holidays will be occasions for unity and cooperation in the face of existential threats in order to preserve our existence and dignity, especially with the great developments taking place today in our region, like the developments in Aleppo and the coming victory there which will spread in the entire region”.
As his eminence assured that media outlets that publish news quoting “sources from Hezbollah” shouldn’t be considered credible sources, he stated that “when Hezbollah has something to say, it says it clearly through its well-known official figures”.
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that “recently, there were attempts to damage internal relations and alignments, and I assure the Lebanese that we are in front of a crucial period”.
“Our relationship with President Michel Aoun and the leadership of the Free Patriotic Movement is excellent and it will always be based on deep trust that was established in the most critical period,” he said.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that “we are on daily contact with President Aoun as well as President of the Free Patriotic Movement Gebran Bassil and other leaders in the party. The overall atmosphere is positive and I assure to everyone that we are not in need of sending any messages”.
As for rumors about Hezbollah having concerns about the relationship between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces, his eminence pointed out that “these are attempts to portray that Hezbollah is occupied with the Lebanese Forces, however Hezbollah is occupied somewhere else, and that place will draw the future of the region…”
“Imagine that Al-Nusra Front or ISIL took control over Syria and Iraq. Where would the region be standing?” he added.
“I want everyone to know that when the dialogue between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese forces took off, we were informed about it and we did not show any negativity… nothing in this agreement bothers us, so I ask the Lebanese Forces to cool down,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
In parallel, Hezbollah secretary general referred to “rumors that Hezbollah had worries about the Lebanese president’s relationship with the Gulf countries, especially after the Saudi delegation’s visit to Baabda Palace,” and stressed that “the president has the right to travel wherever he wants and receive whoever he wants… We are in front of a new era which will draw new relations for the benefit of Lebanon with all the countries except for the enemy which we all agree on.”
About the government formation, his eminence assured that “there wasn’t any side that did not want the formation of the government in the nearest time… It is enough for us that Aoun has more than one third + one in the cabinet which is a guarantee for us in the major national issues…”
Moreover, he emphasized that all the political leaderships should cooperate to overcome the minor obstacles to form a cabinet before the coming elections, asserting that pointing fingers at each other in this issue is a failed policy, all parts should rather communicate to reach a solution.
In conclusion, Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that “since 2011 until today, we have been telling all the Lebanese powers not to rely on regional developments in their internal policies… and even though we are connected to a regional axis… we did not approach the Lebanese files through our victories in Aleppo. We as Lebanese don’t wait for regional changes, our fates as Lebanese can only be drawn through dialogue and accepting one another… and instead of creating illusive battles, and for those waiting for the regional developments, I tell them that the region has entered a new stage as some schemes have been defeated, so let us cooperate with the Lebanese president and the appointed prime minister to protect our country and solve its problems.”
Source: Al-Manar Website