Hizbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks on the sixth anniversary of the defeat of Israel in their attempted invasion of Lebanon. The Zionist suffered a huge setback to their military image., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Enemy fomented crisis to break Syria into statelets: Nasrallah
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:15PM GMT
Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the goal of the plot to foment a crisis in Syria is to reduce the country to a series of statelets without a strong central government.
“The objective behind what is happening in Syria is not only to remove Syria from the axis of resistance. One can confidently say that the objective of all those behind the unrest in Syria is to destroy the Syrian state, people, society, and army in order to turn Syria into a failed state that cannot make decisions concerning its oil, gas, and assets,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech in Beirut on Tuesday.
The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement added that certain Arab and Western states are seeking to destroy Syria in order to take control of its resources and weaken its role in the region and the international arena.
“These countries have said that Syria is playing a much bigger role than it should. So they want Syria to become fragile, destroyed, and hungry,” Nasrallah stated.
The Hezbollah secretary general also censured the fatwas issued by a number of clerics concerning attacks on Syrian government workers and soldiers, arguing that such calls would only increase the bloodshed in Syria and complicate the situation on the ground.
He went on to say that there are two different approaches to the Syrian crisis: one pushing for the ouster of the government and the other insisting on dialogue and a political solution to the conflict.
Nasrallah stated that the Syrian opposition is not brave enough to enter into talks with the Syrian government because they are afraid of the potential reaction of the countries fomenting unrest in Syria.
The fact that the conflict in Syria has dragged on for two years shows that the government in Damascus cannot be defeated by military means, he opined.
President Bashar al-Assad’s government cannot be toppled by military aggression, and his allies will prevent such an outcome from ever happening, he added.
“Syria has friends that will not allow it to fall into the hands of the United States, Israel, or takfiri groups [people who believe they are the only true Muslims]. How will they do this? I will explain this later,” he said.
“I say this based on information rather than wishful thinking,” Nasrallah stated.
He also said that the Lebanese state cannot fulfill its duty of defending Lebanese citizens living in towns on the Syrian border.
“We surely will not let the Lebanese in rural al-Quseir be subjected to attacks from armed groups, and if someone wants help to stay in their village, then we will not hesitate to offer this help,” Nasrallah noted.
Defending the Lebanese people in the al-Quseir region did not require authorization from any side, he added.
“This is a moral and humanitarian issue. We are not talking about people from a specific sect but about all Lebanese living in rural al-Quseir,” the Hezbollah leader said.
Nasrallah also dismissed reports claiming that Iranian forces are present in Syria.