Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hezbollah Secretary-General Nasrallah Says US, Allies In No Hurry to End Syrian Violence

US, allies in no hurry to end Syria violence: Nasrallah

Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:35PM GMT

Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that certain countries are benefiting from the crisis in Syria and are trying to prolong the violence in the country.

Addressing a university graduation ceremony in Beirut, Nasrallah said on Sunday that the US and its allies are in no hurry to end violence in Syria and instead they are fueling the unrest because they want the country to be destroyed over its anti-Israeli stance.

Hezbollah secretary-general also warned al-Qaeda that the US has laid a trap for the group in Syria and by allowing al-Qaeda militants to easily enter the country, it is planning for them to kill each other in clashes there.

He further called national dialogue as the only way to end the Syrian crisis, stressing that those who oppose a political settlement to the country’s unrest are criminals.

Hezbollah chief said those who are fighting against the Syrian government are foreign militants and not Syrians because they are killing innocent civilians in car bombings and other acts of violence.

"They are not Syrians, they are killing Syrians," Nasrallah said, adding that those who think foreign-backed militants will win are mistaken.

He also accused Western and Arab media outlets of launching a psychological war against the Syrian government by spreading false news about militants' achievements.

"However, anyone who looks at Syria’s map and the regions controlled by the Syrian government can know that the regime is more powerful," Nasrallah stated.

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