Nasrallah to Give Speech on Friday

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is expected to speak on Friday during a ceremony held on the occasion of the Prophet's Birthday.

Nasrallah's speech via video conference is expected to tackle the local and regional developments and mainly the dialogue that is taking place between Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal representatives.

Friday's ceremony will be held at al-Mahdi high school in Hadath.

Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal officials are holding talks to limit Sunni-Shiite tension and later discuss the presidential deadlock.

Their dialogue however is not expected to focus on Hizbullah's role in the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The Hizbullah secretary-general last made a speech on the occasion of Ashoura on Nov. 4, during which he said takfiris — a term for Islamic extremists — will be defeated everywhere.

"We will have the honor of having been part of their defeat," he said.

Hizbullah has sent its fighters to Syria to help troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad against Sunni rebels seeking to topple him.

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