Nasrallah calls for postponing arms debate, urges fast govt. formation

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Nasrallah: The country that would benefit the most from restoring ties with Syria is Lebanon. Showing openness towards the East and the West would allow us to prevent explosion and restoring ties with Syria would allow us to address the refugee crisis. 1 month
Nasrallah: We are in an extraordinary situation and everyone must shoulder responsibility. 1 month
Nasrallah: Extracting oil is the main hope for exiting our crisis, not begging or the World Bank loans. 1 month
Nasrallah: We have major and dangerous challenges before us and the economic and social situation is getting tense and is escalating in a dangerous manner. 1 month
Nasrallah: In Lebanon, we do not have the luxury of time, and this requires emergency efforts in parliament and in the cabinet formation process. 1 month
Nasrallah: Let us postpone the issue of the resistance's weapons for two more years, because it is not a pressing issue and you have coexisted with them since 2005. 1 month
Nasrallah: The impending challenge is the economic and social crisis and the bread, medicine and electricity crises, not the weapons of the resistance. 1 month
Nasrallah: The elections are over. Let the parliamentary blocs head to parliament to continue the building of the state and the approval of laws and we might agree with you. 1 month
Nasrallah: Those who say that they want reform and want to fight corruption are a majority, but there is no majority for one camp over another in this parliament. 1 month
Nasrallah: We're concerned with preserving this country and its identity, sovereignty and perseverance. 1 month
Nasrallah: We're heading to a domestic situation that is characterized by a lot of challenges. 1 month
Nasrallah: I agree that the majority will be on a file-by-file basis. 1 month
Nasrallah: Since 1982, the choices of our political camp have always been the right ones and they are what triumphed. 1 month
Nasrallah: The same camp that signed the May 17 Treaty is nowadays calling for sovereignty. 1 month
Nasrallah: We must seek a just and capable state. 1 month
Nasrallah: In the first stage, we did not accept that Sayyed Badreddine go to Syria to oversee things on the ground. 1 month
Nasrallah: Israel's ambitions regarding Syria's resources will be exposed. 1 month
Nasrallah: It seems that the Israelis are recruiting spies in an unprofessional manner. 1 month
Nasrallah: The resistance has contributed to protecting Lebanon's domestic security, especially in the dismantling of Israeli spy networks. 1 month
Nasrallah: The resistance, with all its factions and forces, is what revoked the May 17 Treaty. 1 month
Nasrallah: They always propose that the alternative in the face of Israel is the (Lebanese) state... What did that state do to liberate Lebanon (in 1982)? They resorted to the worst option, which was negotiations with the enemy, after which they signed a treaty that humiliated Lebanon. 1 month
Nasrallah: The relation with the Arab world can help psychologically, economically and in tourism, but it can't protect Lebanon. 1 month
Nasrallah: Only our people, will and resistance can protect Lebanon. 1 month
Nasrallah: Let no one have the illusion that the Arab world can protect Lebanon. 1 month
Nasrallah: There were various forces in the (1982) Khalde battle. The Amal Movement had a strong presence, along with the Syrian forces and the national parties. Sayyed Badreddine was with them and he almost got martyred there. 1 month
Nasrallah: Sayyed Badreddine's generation did not wait for any Arab, Islamic or international decisions to launch resistance. 1 month
Nasrallah: Imagine Lebanon's fate if there hadn't been a resistance in 1982. 1 month

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday called for postponing the debate over his group’s controversial arsenal of weapons for “two more years,” as he called for a quick formation of a new government.

“I agree that the (parliamentary) majority will be on a file-by-file basis,” Nasrallah said in a televised address marking six years since the death in Syria of Hizbullah’s top military commander Mustafa Badreddine.

“We're heading to a domestic situation that is characterized by a lot of challenges,” Nasrallah said.

“Those who say that they want reform and want to fight corruption are a majority, but there is no majority for one camp over another in this parliament,” Hizbullah’s leader added.

“The elections are over. Let the parliamentary blocs head to parliament to continue the building of the state and the approval of laws and we might agree with them,” Nasrallah went on to say.

He stressed that the impending challenge is the economic and social crisis and the bread, medicine and electricity crises, “not the weapons of the resistance.”

“Let us postpone the issue of the resistance's weapons for two more years, because it is not a pressing issue and you have coexisted with them since 2005,” Nasrallah added, addressing political and parliamentary rivals.

Warning that in Lebanon we do not have “the luxury of time,” Hizbullah’s leader said this requires “emergency efforts in parliament and in the cabinet formation process.”

“We have major and dangerous challenges before us and the economic and social situation is getting tense and is escalating in a dangerous manner,” he cautioned.

“We are in an extraordinary situation and everyone must shoulder responsibility,” Nasrallah urged.

He also said that extracting offshore oil is “the main hope for exiting our crisis, not begging or the World Bank loans.”

Moreover, Nasrallah said that the country that would benefit the most from restoring ties with Syria would be Lebanon.

“Showing openness towards the East and the West would allow us to prevent (social and economic) explosion and restoring ties with Syria would allow us to address the refugee crisis,” Nasrallah added.

As for the conflict with Israel, Nasrallah said: “Let no one have the illusion that the Arab world can protect Lebanon.”

“Only our people, will and resistance can protect Lebanon,” Nasrallah emphasized.

“The relation with the Arab world can help psychologically, economically and in tourism, but it can't protect Lebanon,” he said.

Nasrallah added: “They always propose that the alternative in the face of Israel is the (Lebanese) state... What did that state do to liberate Lebanon (in 1982)? They resorted to the worst option, which was negotiations with the enemy, after which they signed a treaty that humiliated Lebanon.”

“The same camp that signed the May 17 Treaty is nowadays calling for sovereignty,” Nasrallah pointed out, in an apparent jab at the Kataeb Party and the Lebanese Forces.

“Since 1982, the choices of our political camp have always been the right ones and they are what triumphed,” Nasrallah boasted.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 3
Thumb gebran_sons 1 month

Hizb supporters should watch Robert Deniro's movie "The Mission" that beautifully illustrates what a burden putting all trust in arms can be and what a relief and path to enlightenment when liberated from this myth!

Missing rabiosa 1 month

Is the Hizboz Parliamentary leader or is it Mohamad Read? He's on tv everyday with some stupid slogan always on the top left.

What's worse is naharnet and all media outlets who give him free media space to spout nonsense.

Missing phillipo 1 month

Whether they discuss it now, in 2 years time, or in 20, Hizballah will NEVER agree to give up their arms.
They will always refuse to accept peace with Israel, a country whose existance they will never accept.
They will always continue to receive support both in arms and money from Iran.
So whether they are in or out of the government they will continue to control the destiny of Lebanon.