Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem said Sunday that the party is convinced that Lebanon needs a national defense strategy based on cohesion, the strength of Lebanon and the unity of the army, people and the resistance.
“We should be independent and free and not followers,” Qassem said, calling on the Lebanese to build their future without any foreign intervention.
“The defense strategy puts the weapons in their real place in defense of the country which guarantees that Lebanon becomes strong,” he said on the eve of the national dialogue that is scheduled to be held at Baabda palace under President Michel Suleiman.
He hoped that the dialogue would “purify” strained ties between the different parties in the country so that the Lebanese could live in a united Lebanon.
According to Hizbullah’s deputy secretary-general, approval of a fair parliamentary law that would reproduce power according to the right representation is one of the pillars of state building.
“This can only be achieved through the proportionality law,” he stressed.
The second pillar lies in preventing Lebanon from becoming a base or a route for others to serve their regional and international objectives, Qassem said.
Protecting our country through the army-people-resistance equation is a third pillar to confront the Israeli occupation and its threats, he said.
Qassem also called for serving the people through social and economic projects, the fourth pillar of state building.
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