Lebanon

Hezbollah major player in Lebanon security

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Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, plays a crucial role in establishing security in the country, a political analyst tells Press TV.

In an interview with Press TV on Friday, former Lebanese telecom minister, Issam Noaman, said “Hezbollah is a very important element in establishing security” in Lebanon.

He noted that Lebanon’s Future Movement aims to have good relations with Hezbollah because they know that “Hezbollah can positively play a very important role” in the country’s developments.

In a Thursday interview with Lebanon’s Daily Star, Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, a Future Movement member, stressed that relations with the Hezbollah play a crucial role in maintaining stability in Lebanon.

“The Future Movement is participating in the cabinet together with the representatives of Hezbollah, and General Rifi is trying to correct his past record with Hezbollah,” Noaman said, commenting on Rifi’s remarks.

The analyst said the two movements could come to an agreement on electing a new president for the country.

“And so everybody is trying to be positive and trying to have good relations with the others, that is with other parliamentary blocs in order to achieve this goal,” he said.

On May 7, Lebanese legislators failed for a third time to elect a new leader to replace President Michel Sleiman.

Deputies are faced with a choice between Samir Geagea, an opponent of the Syrian government and Hezbollah resistance movement, and Michel Aoun, the leader of the reformist Free Patriotic Movement.

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