Nasrallah says opposition can overthrow government ”tomorrow”
Hizbullah leader Hasan Nasrallah on Wednesday stated that "the Lebanese opposition is capable to overthrow the government tomorrow, but what prevented it to do so is its commitment to civil peace."
"If the opposition wanted to topple the government, it would do so on the first day of its protests," Nasrallah conveyed in a speech aired by al-Manar TV. He challenged the Lebanese government to "make a successful general strike as the opposition made yesterday."
He said no agreement could be imposed against the will of the Lebanese people and vowed not to back down on the demands of the opposition for a veto in government and early elections. "There is talk of reviving serious initiatives, a Saudi-Iranian activity, an Arab activity," Nasrallah stated.
"We bless any effort...but to be clear, any agreement that might happen between any two well respected governments is not binding to the Lebanese," he said. "The role of brotherly and friendly states is to help the Lebanese reach consensus.
"No one in Lebanon or outside Lebanon should think that the opposition could contemplate going back or abandon its goals," he said.