Sunday, 26 May 2013

'Hezbollah supports Syria's anti-Israel resistance'

The Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah Sheikh Naim Qassem says that the Lebanese movement supports those in Syria backing resistance against Israel.

The Lebanese resistance official made the remarks during an interview with Beirut’s al-Mayadeen news channel.

Sheikh Naim Qassem reiterated that political dialogue is the only way to resolve the current crisis in the Arab nation.

He also said that Hezbollah was playing a supportive role in Syria.

The Hezbollah figure further warned that Western powers and some Arab states such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia are provoking a backlash in their own countries through their stance on Damascus.

Earlier in May, Sheikh Qassem said that Tel Aviv was aiming to boost the morale of foreign-backed militants fighting in Syria by its recent airstrikes against the country.

“An aggression by Israel against Syria has taken place which means that Syria represents an obstacle in the face of Israel. But Syria is unwavering in the face of [Israel],” he added.

Israel has carried out at least three airstrikes in Syria so far this year.

On May 22, Israeli Major General Amir Eshel said that Israel was prepared to attack Syria the moment the government of Bashar al-Assad collapses.

The unrest in Syria has dragged on for over two years, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the foreign-sponsored militancy.

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