Nasrallah calls for presidential dialogue without 'preconditions'

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Nasrallah on presidential file: Further dialogue and contacts are required and we call for discussing the presidential choices without preconditions. 9 months
Nasrallah: The central bank governor should either resign or the judiciary must shoulder its responsibilities, seeing as we have a caretaker cabinet. 9 months
Nasrallah: The developments in the region call for optimism. 9 months
Nasrallah: Let us discuss the presidential choices without preconditions. 9 months
Nasrallah: The Lebanese must return to dialogue to address their crises. 9 months
Nasrallah: I call on all Lebanese to put bickering aside amid the presence of a true protection umbrella for Lebanon. 9 months
Nasrallah: The Israelis must retract their threats and give up their arrogance. 9 months
Nasrallah to Israel: Any mistake might blow up the entire region. 9 months
Nasrallah: I tell the enemy's premier, war minister and army chief to be careful and not to make wrong calculations. 9 months
Nasrallah: The Israelis must know that none of the resistance movements fears them. 9 months
Nasrallah: The latest Hezbollah drill created a state of terror in northern Israel. 9 months
Nasrallah: The Israelis retracted their threats today. 9 months
Nasrallah: Israel resorted to escalating its rhetoric after the failure in Gaza. 9 months
Nasrallah: Netanyahu has failed to restore deterrence through the latest Gaza confrontation. 9 months
Nasrallah: The deterrence equation is what's protecting Lebanon. 9 months
Nasrallah: Deterrence began in 1992 after Israel assassinated Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawi and after the resistance shelled the settlements. 9 months
Nasrallah: The enemy's entity has lost its historic leaders. 9 months
Nasrallah: There is hope more than ever to liberate Palestine from the river to the sea. 9 months
Nasrallah: The enemy's home front is weak and disturbed. 9 months
Nasrallah to Israel: You are not the ones to threaten a grand war; we are the ones who rather threaten you with it. 9 months
Nasrallah to Israel: A grand war would involve hundreds of thousands of fighters. 9 months

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday noted that “further dialogue and contacts” are required in the presidential file.

“We are not boycotting anyone and we call for discussing the presidential choices without preconditions or elimination,” Nasrallah said, in a televised address marking Liberation Day.

“The developments in the region call for optimism,” he added.

As for the lawsuits in Lebanon and abroad against Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh and the latest Interpol red notice that was issued for him, Nasrallah said Salameh “should either resign or the judiciary must shoulder its responsibilities, seeing as we have a caretaker cabinet that does not have the jurisdiction to sack him.”

Commenting on the latest Israeli threats against Hezbollah, Lebanon, Iran and the Palestinians, Nasrallah said: “The Israelis must retract their threats and give up their arrogance.”

“Any mistake might blow up the entire region,” he warned.

“I tell the enemy's premier, war minister and army chief to be careful and not to make wrong calculations,” Nasrallah added, noting that Israel resorted to escalating its rhetoric after the failure of its latest military campaign in Gaza.

“Netanyahu has failed to restore deterrence through the latest Gaza confrontation,” Nasrallah said, noting that “the deterrence equation is what's protecting Lebanon.”

“You are not the ones to threaten a grand war; we are the ones who rather threaten you with it,” Nasrallah went on to say.

“A grand war would involve hundreds of thousands of fighters,” he added, in a warning to Israel.

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Word of the day:

dialogue (n.)

c. 1200, "literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons," from Old French dialoge and directly from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos "conversation, dialogue," related to dialogesthai "converse," from dia "across, between" (see dia-) + legein "to speak" (from PIE root *leg- (1) "to collect, gather," with derivatives meaning "to speak (to 'pick out words')").

The sense was extended by c. 1400 to "a conversation between two or more persons." The mistaken belief that it can mean only "conversation between two persons" is from confusion of dia- and di- (1); the error goes back to at least 1532, when trialogue was coined needlessly for "a conversation between three persons." And compare quadrilogue "dialogue of four speakers" (late 15c.), in the title of the English translation of "Quadrilogue invectif," which consists of an allegorical dialogue between the Three Estates and a personified France.

Missing HellAndWaite 9 months

Raise your hands: how many people think Lebanon just threatened a grand war to be waged on Israel?

Just wondering who among us supports government officials disavowing all Lebanese of Hidin' Hassan's comments by saying "Hezbollah is not the government of Lebanon and does not speak for Lebanese citizens. Whoever he was speaking for, it was not us.".