Nasrallah: Hizbullah not to be disarmed, ready to help Iraqi resistance
Hizbullah leader said Thursday his group might join Iraqis if they decide to launch an insurgency against U.S. forces.
"It is a matter first for the Iraqi people to decide," Hizbullah Secretary-General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV. "All Arabs, Muslims and honorable people in the world should support a people that decides to resist the occupation. Hizbullah is part of the Arabs and Muslims," he said.
"Our position in principle is to support any oppressed people that is subjected to tyranny and occupation," Nasrallah said, adding the caveat that Hizbullah should not be expected to take action for which it was not armed or prepared.
Nasrallah added his fighters would not disarm as the United States has demanded.
"My information is that what was demanded is for the resistance to end and be disarmed," he said. "This matter is out of the question," Nasrallah told Al-Jazeera.
"Are we supposed to confront the Israeli aggression by speeches?" he asked. "People without weapons are helpless ... All they can do is stage a demonstration." (Albawaba.com)