Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah late Sunday accused Lebanese government leaders of stirring turmoil between Sunnis and Shiites, days after deadly riots swept the capital, killing at least four.
"There are figures within the ruling powers who are working to provoke conflict between Shiites and Sunnis in Lebanon," Nasrallah said in a televised address.
"We reject sectarian strife, civil war and we will not aim our weapons at anyone," he said.
Four people were killed and 169 injured Thursday in clashes between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. "Those responsible for these incidents should be executed," Nasrallah said on Hizbullah's Al-Manar television, while praising the Lebanese army for bringing the situation under control.