Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah Sayyed says excluding Hezbollah from taking part in the new government out of question.
In a televised speech with Almanar TV on Tuesday, Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah discussed the latest developments in Lebanon and the region.
The speech came as Mustapha Adib recently stepped down after failing to form a cabinet due to internal and external pressures.
Sayyed Nasralah offered condolences to Kuwait over the demise of its Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sayyed Nasrallah praises Kuwait Emir over his role in stopping the Lebanese war and his support for Lebanon following July War.
“We can’t forget Kuwait Emir’s honored stance to support Palestine and Al-Quds,” he said.
Sayyed Nasrallah also hailed Lebanese Army for thwarting attacks by terrorists in north Lebanon, reiterated a warning that ISIL may revive.
Hezbollah Secretary-General added, “Israeli occupation army has been on alert at the border with Lebanon for more than two months in the longest period of mobilization since 1948.”
Sayyed Nasrallah hits back at Israeli PM Netanyahu who claimed that Hezbollah allegedly has a missile factory south of Beirut, “Lebanese media outlets are called upon to tour in the area at 22:00 today in a bid to refute Netanyahu’s lies,” he maintained.
He went on to say, “We position our missiles neither in Beirut Port nor near a gas station, we know very well where we can preserve our rockets.”
Sayyed Nasrallah clarified fallacies regarding the formation of the Lebanese government.
“Several meetings were held at Pine Palace and we have repeatedly voiced commitment to the French initiative,” he continued.
“We did not have problem in nominating Saad Hariri for the premiership,” Nasrallah noted.
“Hezbollah tried to facilitate the process of forming the new government when Mustapha Adib’s name was circulated we did not oppose,” he added.
Hezbollah Secretary-General went on to say, “The four ex-PMs (Hariri, Fuad Siniora, Najib Miqati, Tammam Salam) are those who are setting conditions on forming the government.”
“We asked the ex-PMs if their conditions were stipulated in the French initiative and the answer was no,” he underlined.
Nasrallah further noted, “Hezbollah agreed to several conditions regarding forming the government.”
“Excluding Hezbollah from taking part in the new government is out of question,” he emphasized.
Sayyed Nasrallah hit back at French President Emmnuel Macron and asked, “What are the promises that Hezbollah hasn’t kept?”
“Our credibility is well known by the friend and the enemy,” adding, “You are asking the parliamentary majority in Lebanon to hand over the power to the minority,” he said to Macron.
“Hezbollah’s sincerity is well known, we are not part of the corrupt political class in Lebanon,” he added.
“Macron’s betrayal accusations unacceptable, condemned,” Nasrallah said, adding, “We welcomed Macron in Lebanon as an ally and a friend, not as a guardian of our country.”
“Still committed to the French initiative but on base of respect and abandoning superiority,” he continued.
Sayyed Nasrallah praises Bahraini people who took to streets to protest against the Manama regime’s decision to normalize ties with Zionist entity.
“We rely on the popular will in the Arab countries in rejecting the so-called peace deals with the Israeli enemy,” he underlined.