Nasrallah calls Christians to open dialogue on arms

Published December 27th, 2009 - 02:20 GMT

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday called on Christians in Lebanon to engage in "calm dialogue" to discuss various options, noting that Hizbullah will not be dragged into internal conflict over the issue of arms. "We have entered a new phase in Lebanon: Reframing relations with Syria based on solid ground and cooperation," Nasrallah told tens of thousands of supporters who gathered in Beirut's southern suburbs to commemorate Ashoura.


"Today we have a national unity government represented by various forces which gives an opportunity for progress. We want to cooperate and join hands," the Shiite leader added. "The only thing left to talk about is resistance arms. But we will not be dragged into any provocation," he conveyed.

 

Nasrallah also urged Christians to launch "calm dialogue among themselves to discuss present and future options and to benefit from the experiences of the past."  "Christians should not tolerate those who want to push them to commit suicide," Nasrallah cautioned.

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