As his eminence stressed that the only solution for the Syrian crisis is the political one, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah reiterated the call for a Lebanese national dialogue.
During a ceremony on Thursday at Sayyed Shuhada complex in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Sayyed Nasrallah told those who feel “capable of disarming resistance” to “try”.
His eminence assured that betting on the regime fall, army defections, sectarian war and foreign interference in Syria doomed to fail.
Sayyed Nasrallah also tackled several Lebanese issues like illiteracy, unemployment, food security and drugs.
Talking during the graduation ceremony of Al-Nour Assembly sessions for reading and writing, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed on the importance of knowledge, as he called for exerting efforts to overcome illiteracy in Lebanon.
“READY FOR DIALOGUE”
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah was ready for dialogue on Lebanon’s defense strategy, as he warned those who feel were capable to disarm the party to “try”.
“We are ready for dialogue at any moment on the defense strategy”, Sayyed Nasrallah said, warning: “let those who feel capable of disarming the resistance try”.
His eminence added that the Hezbollah was “on the national dialogue table and a war was being launched against” it.
“There are a lot of issues that we disagree on, however let us discuss the issues that we agree on”, Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Hezbollah S.G. also wondered:“How is the March 14 capable of building a state? The state could not be established by ignoring the other, but by cooperation and dialogue”.
SYRIA SOLUTION THROUGH POLITICS
On the Syrian crisis, Hezbollah S.G. assured that the solution “is through politics”, as he voiced fear of federalism, civil war and chaos.
“A year after the events in Syria we call for a revision that leads to this conclusion: no solution but the political one”, his eminence said, adding that the disarming of the militants should coincide with the political solution.
“Betting on the regime fall, army defections, sectarian war and foreign interference in Syria was doomed to fail”.
Sayyed Nasrallah called for the halt of bloodshed in Syria as he assured that targeting civilians was condemned by the party.
“Our interest in Lebanon is to be stability and solution to the crisis in Syria.. this what we believed in since the first day of the stalemate”, Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding that the issues of reform were to be agreed on by the Syrian people “who would draw their red lines and not us”.
“We are feared of federalism, civil war and chaos in Syria, as we called on the Syrians not to be armed and to go to the political solution”, Sayyed Nasrallah said as he stressed he was with reform and democracy in the country.
His eminence also advised the “brothers in Syria to hand over their arms” and go to the political solution.
“Today there are calls for federalism and for division in more than an Arab country, and there are some sides who seek this move, with some are declaring and some are not”.
RESISTANCE WAS STEADFAST DURING GAZA OFFENSE
On the latest Israeli offense against Gaza, Sayyed Nasrallah praised the steadiness of the Palestinian resistance, as he talked about the West’s double standards in this regard.
“The resistance was able to force a million and half a million of Israelis to stay in shelters”.
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah said that what happened during the latest events in Gaza “has reminded us of the West’s double-standard policy and hypocrisy”.
His eminence also regretted that some media Lebanese and Arab media held the resistance in Gaza responsible for the aggression, this is a lie. Some others blamed the Iranians, this is unfair”.
“Israel was who started the war when its occupation forces killed the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), Shiekh Zohair al-Qaisi in an airstrike”.
“CIVILIZED SCENE IN BAHRAIN”
On the popular uprising in Bahrain, Sayyed Nasrallah praised the peacefulness of the revolution, noting that the Arab and the Muslim world are not paying much attention to the events in the Gulf Kingdom.
His eminence talked about the mass protests that took place last Friday across Bahrain as saying: “We have witnessed the mass demonstrations which (high cleric)Shiekh Issa Qassem called for and hundreds of people had responded and stressed on their demands”.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that the scene of rotests in Bahrain is civilized since it had proven that the opposition has not been a small group as it has been “peaceful and keen to preserve the blood of the Bahrainis”.
On the options that are in front of the Bahrainis, Sayeyd Nasrallah said he did not want to interfere in their issues. However his eminence said that the options were obvious and the betting on the time was losing.
“There should be some Arabic and Islamic interest regarding the Bahraini revolution”.
“SEEK KNOWLEDGE FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE”
Talking about the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed on the importance of the knowledge, calling on all sides in Lebanon to exert efforts in order not to keep any illiterate in the country.
“Who knows reading and writing opens before him the path of development and knowledge, Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding that the mind “is one of the great blessing of Allah” and that all people should acquire knowledge “as part of the saying: seek knowledge from cradle to grave”.
His eminence also talked about the hard condition of knowledge among the Arabs, saying there were 57 million illiterates in the Arab world.
As he said that we should not just acquire knowledge but we should produce it, Sayyed Nasrallah accused Arab regimes of impoverishing their people.
“We are a nation that can produce knowledge not just acquire it”.