Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on Saturday that Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s visit to Syria this weekend is a positive step that promotes a calm and relaxing climate in Lebanon.
Speaking at the Central Ashoura gathering hosted by Hezbollah in Sayyed Alshouhada Compound at Beirut’s southern suburb, Sayyed Nasrallah said that despite this, some [political] actors are still being bribed to continue criticizing the Resistance and its weapons.
His eminence said that many people are questioning the use and the importance of the Resistance’s weapons which are now strong enough to defeat Israel.
The Hezbollah Secretary General also said that racial and ethnic conflicts have always existed, but some people are using the tensions to their own advantage. Sayyed Nasrallah added that the US wants to have control over Lebanon’s policies and over the region.
His eminence also said that Israel continues to threaten Lebanon, especially after his party’s participation in the cabinet, adding that Hezbollah was a part of the cabinet last year, and no threat was mentioned then.
HEZBOLLAH SOURCES: HARIRI’S VISIT HELPS AVOID SUNNI-SHIITE STRIFE
Meanwhile, Hezbollah leadership sources have said that Hariri’s visit to Damascus was “important and historic” adding it would help “avoid any “Shiite-Sunni strife.”
The sources told daily An Nahar in remarks published Sunday that the party was relieved at the visit because “it would reflect positively” on Lebanon and produce “stability.” They said the party was keeping a close watch on the trip which would also “normalize ties” between the two countries and “consolidate national unity.”