Qaouq Says Hizbullah, Army Deterring Israel and U.S., Gulf Meddling in Elections

A senior Hizbullah official on Sunday reassured that his party and the Lebanese Army are deterring Israel in the oil and gas file, as he accused the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the UAE of meddling in the issue of electoral alliances.

"Lebanon is not waiting for the Security Council, the Arab League or a (Saudi-led) 'Decisive Storm' to protect Lebanese sovereignty and oil resources. The Resistance knows all its national duties, in integration with the Lebanese Army," Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, a member of Hizbullah's Central Councio, said.

"Lebanon is an immune fortress... and Israel has to make a thousand calculations before thinking of attacking it. The Lebanon of the resistance and the army is a strong Lebanon that deters Israel," Qaouq added, noting that "through the resistance equation we can protect the oil resources."

The Hizbullah official also reassured that the Lebanese are "united" in the face of Israel despite the latest disputes.

Turning to the issue of the elections, Qaouq accused the U.S., Saudi and Emirati embassies of "scaring" the Lebanese of Hizbullah's potential control of the new parliamentary majority.

"They are inciting the Lebanese against each other and this is a major attack on Lebanese sovereignty. This is the danger that is disrupting the elections," the Hizbullah official charged.

Source: Naharnet

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