Hezbollah: Lebanon must unite against terrorism

Published September 14th, 2014 - 02:41 GMT
Resistance bloc member Nawwaf Musawi called on political members to "delay our political disputes" in the fight against terrorism (AFP/ File Archive).
Resistance bloc member Nawwaf Musawi called on political members to "delay our political disputes" in the fight against terrorism (AFP/ File Archive).

Hezbollah called Sunday for suspending the internal Lebanese political conflicts and unifying on one stand against terrorism, stressing that extremists did not have the upper hand in the battle.

“Let us delay our political disputes and head toward reaching a deal that would state that we are one line against takfiri groups,” Loyalty to the Resistance bloc member Nawwaf Musawi said, “and then after that we can return to our political conflicts.”

“It is very dangerous to go on with our political disputes while the [country] remains under takfiri threats,” he added, speaking at the annual ceremony in Nabatieh commemorating a slain Hezbollah fighter.

Criticizing March 14’s insistence on focusing on local political affairs, Musawi called on the camp’s parties to announce a firm stand against terrorism.

“Forty countries are collaborating to confront the takfiri threat,” he said, “so you should not care much about being strong in your constituencies.”

“Come forward and announce your final decision to confront takfiris, or else nothing good will happen to this country.”

Explaining that Hezbollah had decided not to respond to the political campaigns against it, Musawi said the Lebanese had two missions to accomplish.

“The first is to establish our national unity, and the second is to unite behind the national Army fighting takfiri organizations," he said, “and the political class should accomplish these two missions instead of sticking to its marginal occupations.”

The Hezbollah MP stressed that Lebanon was strong enough to confront the extremist groups threatening its sovereignty, and should not seek the latters' sympathy with its kidnapped soldiers.

Lebanon is not weak, Lebanon possesses some strong elements of power at hand, and we do not accept that the Lebanese appear as if they are begging mercy from the takfiri groups," Musawi said.

“We didn’t beg anyone when tens of thousands of rockets were falling on us, and we will not now."


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