Qabalan Calls for Campaign to Support Lebanon's Oil Extraction Rights

The deputy head of the Higher Shiite Islamic Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan voiced calls to launch vigorous campaigns to support Lebanon's right to extract its oil, preserve its borders and sovereignty following Israel's threats against the country, the National News Agency reported on Friday.

“Israel's construction of a cement wall constitutes a new aggression against Lebanon adding to the series of repeated Zionist violations of Lebanon's sovereignty. Thereforeو the Lebanese at all levels are required to confront this arrogance and adhere to the golden formula (Army, People, Resistance) that protected Lebanon and liberated its land,” said Qabalan.

He said the Lebanese must “launch a campaign” to support Lebanon's right to extract its oil and preserve its borders and sovereignty by “mobilizing Lebanon's international and regional relations to serve the interests of their homeland.”

Qabalan also hailed the overall agreement between Lebanon's officials and their will to overcome difficulties in reference to a political spat between Foreign Minister Jebran and Speaker Nabih Berri.

He said “national solidarity” between Lebanese politicians is necessary to be able to confront Israel's threats and preserve the country.

Source: Naharnet

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