Nasrallah: Hizbullah accepts UN ceasefire deal
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that his fighters would observe a U.N. resolution ending fighting with Israel once the timing of the truce was agreed and adhered to by Israel. He added Hizbullah had the right to resist Israeli soldiers still in Lebanon, but would cooperate with Lebanse soldiers and U.N. troops due to be deployed to southern Lebanon as part of the Security Council resolution.
Nasrallah claimed some aspects of Security Council Resolution 1701 are unjust and Hizbullah has reservations on a few of its articles. These will be presented by Hizbullah ministers during the Lebanese cabinet discussion on the matter, he noted.
Nasrallah stressed that as long as Israel is occupying Lebanese land Hizbullah will keep fighting in accordance with its commitment to the “April Understanding,” a 1996 agreement to end cross-border attacks on civilian targets.