Nasrallah Says Hizbullah in Syria to Defend Lebanon, Rejects March 14 Conditions

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Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made on Thursday a public appearance for the second day in a row, describing the conditions set by the March 14 alliance as “crippling” and saying his party was fighting in Syria in defense of Lebanon.

The conditions imposed by the March 14 alliance for the formation of the new government are “crippling,” Nasrallah said.

Hizbullah fighters are in the neighboring country “to defend Lebanon, Palestine and Syria,” he said at a massive Ashura ceremony held in the Rweiss neighborhood of Beirut's southern suburbs.

His public appearance came a day after he made a similar speech, urging followers to participate in the Ashura despite "security threats. Nasrallah normally appears via video link for fear of assassination by Israel.

Thursday's ceremony came amid tight security, including a ban on vehicles in the area, following huge bombings last summer that killed and wounded hundreds of people.

Describing Syria as the protector of the resistance, Nasrallah said: “As long as the reasons stand, our presence in Syria remains.”

“Those talking about Hizbullah's pullout from Syria as a condition for the formation of a cabinet are imposing a crippling condition,” said Nasrallah, standing on the podium and surrounded by bodyguards.

“When there are strategic dangers that are threatening the people and the governments of the region ... there couldn't be a condition for partnership in the cabinet,” he said.

"We won't negotiate on the existence of Syria (in exchange for) a handful of ministries."

Nasrallah urged March 14 to be more pragmatic and put its conditions aside.

“We don't need your cover for our presence in Syria neither today nor in the future,” he said, a day after al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri said the alliance will not be under any circumstance a partner in a political process that gives Hizbullah a cover to its participation in the Syrian war.

In his speech, Nasrallah stressed that the disarmament of resistance groups come only after the abolition of the enemy.

“The enemy facing Lebanon is still there. It is threatening us and spying on us … It is also preparing for war,” he told his supporters in reference to Israel.

“As long as the enemy threatens us, the resistance will remain to confront this threat,” he said in a challenge to the March 14 alliance which has repeatedly called for the party's disarmament.

“No one whatever the circumstances should give up on the cause of Palestine,” he said.

He urged all Muslims to stand by the Palestinian people and extend a helping hand.

Nasrallah called for dialogue, wisdom and political solutions in the Arab countries.

The Hizbullah leader turned to the threat posed by Takfiri groups, saying they target both Muslims and Christians.

“The collaboration of everyone can abolish them,” he said.

Timeline
  • 14 November 2013, 11:08

    Nasrallah: The danger of Takfiris targets Muslims and Christians. The collaboration of everyone can isolate them.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:07

    Nasrallah: The problem of Takfiris is with all Muslims.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:06

    Nasrallah to March 14: We don't need your cover for our presence in Syria.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:06

    Nasrallah urged the other party to be more pragmatic.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:06

    Nasrallah: When there are strategic dangers that are threatening the people and the governments of the region, then there couldn't be a condition for partnership in the cabinet.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:05

    Nasrallah: Those talking about Hizbullah's pullout form Syria as a condition for the formation of a cabinet, then they are imposing a crippling condition.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:04

    Nasrallah: As long as the reasons stand, then our presence in Syria remains.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:04

    Nasrallah: Our presence in Syria is aimed at defending Lebanon, Palestine and Syria which is the backbone of the resistance.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:03

    Nasrallah: There should be dialogue, wisdom and political solutions in the Arab countries.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:02

    Nasrallah: No one whatever the circumstances should give up the cause of Palestine. All Muslims should stand by the Palestinian people and extend a helping hand.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:02

    Nasrallah: As long as the enemy threatens us, the resistance will remain to confront this threat.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:01

    Nasrallah: But the enemy facing Lebanon is still there. It is threatening us and spying on us. It is also preparing for war.

  • 14 November 2013, 11:01

    Nasrallah: Some parties in Lebanon say the French resistance disarmed. But they forget that the disarmament came after the enemy was abolished.

  • 14 November 2013, 10:56

    Nasrallah thanked his supporters for showing up en masse.

Comments 60
Default-user-icon Father forgive him.. (Guest) 14 November 2013, 11:37

Father forgive them, they know not what they do....

Thumb sevilla 14 November 2013, 11:44

“As long as the enemy threatens us, the resistance will remain to confront this threat,”

Cool..... but i never heard of a resistance that is after political positions; assigns prime ministers; and goes to war in other countries. I never heard of a resistance made up of one sect in a nation of 17 sects. I never heard of a resistance that ties its strategy and existence to the liberation of another country (Palestine). I never heard of so many things that Nassrallah speaks of.

Thumb sevilla 14 November 2013, 11:46

In his speech, Nasrallah stressed that the disarmament of resistance groups come only after the abolition of the enemy.

What is stopping you from making peace with your so-called enemy and let us live in peace?

Thumb benzona 14 November 2013, 11:51

It means he's got 5 million Israelis to kill, then another 2 million Lebanese before giving up his weapons. That's the definition of «abolition».

Thumb eagledawn 14 November 2013, 12:49

Notice the black brief case held by one of Nassrallah's saints. Could it be the briefcase that contains the launch codes of HA nuclear arsenal?

Thumb liefighter 14 November 2013, 18:33

After will come the disarmament,walaw Casper

Thumb liefighter 15 November 2013, 12:52

@ eagle , not launch code, only the Lunch

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 November 2013, 13:31

wow eagledawn: those were most impressive two comments in a row. are you aiming for the guiness world record of stupitity/comment ratio?

Thumb freedomarch 15 November 2013, 22:03

And we never heard a resistance build its power to let a strange country (Iran "islamic" ...) take over.

Thumb benzona 14 November 2013, 13:10

Akeed la2 icey, that's why ayatollah khamenei is poor like St-Job. (Ayoub)

Default-user-icon JCWilliams (Guest) 14 November 2013, 20:56

casper, have you ever heard of the United States Government which came into existence as the result of a Resistance Movement. The difference in Lebanon is that you have a pre-existing Constitution and a Democratic Process that requires that Hezbollah participate or else Lebanon's own leaders will sacrifice them to Israel and the United States and the Saudis. Those are foreign interests . I know it doesn't seem like it to you but Hezbollah is Lebanese, Israel, the USA and Saudi Arabia are not Lebanese and do not have Lebanese interests. Hezbollah has to play the cards that are on the table. So think up something else smart and try again.

Thumb benzona 14 November 2013, 11:45

And here I am in a waiting room about to get tortured by a barbaric dentist.... And I discover that terrorist is blaming us for Lebanon's miseries. All I can say is LOL! Is he smoking baalbaki joints or something?

Disappear now you terrorist, return to you hiding place.

Thumb eli-g 14 November 2013, 12:33

where are they taking the shia and Lebanon to? Culture of war is disgusting.

Thumb shoo-yaba 14 November 2013, 21:47

Easy to answer this one, they are taking them to hatred and being hated by other Lebanese, including Shiaa

Thumb liefighter 15 November 2013, 19:07

To zella

Thumb habib 14 November 2013, 12:54

Ya ashrafanaas amrica laysat shaytan akbar fi khitab sayyedokom lyawem li maza li annaho ja atho risala men Iran bi an la yatahajjam 3ala amrika Hal lahazto haza ya ashrafanaas

Thumb benzona 14 November 2013, 13:06

Did you see the bloody picture on naharnet today? It's just for your eyes :-)

Default-user-icon whose lebanon? (Guest) 14 November 2013, 13:17

more and more clear... the enemies of hezbollah are the friends of lebanon. the friends of lebanon are the enemies of hezbolah. and the two cannot live together.

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 14:02

poor southern, sure thing M14 is holding the country on the verge of breakdown: they are the ones fighting in syria despite the gvt stance, they are the ones with a HUGE arsenal, they are the ones to decide of peace and war, they are the ones who are stronger than the army, they are the ones ruling the country...

poor southern, how much brainwashing got into his empty head....

Thumb dasphinx 14 November 2013, 15:43

Who are you resisting Sayyed Hassan? Resistance against Israel, Al Qaeda, Beirut, or who? We are so confused.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 14 November 2013, 16:45

"We won't negotiate on the existence of Syria (in exchange for) a handful of ministries."
Clearly his priorities are Lebanon! what a joke!!!!!!!

Thumb Abubakr 14 November 2013, 16:45

We have only 1 choice, RESISTANCE

Thumb thelebpatriot11 14 November 2013, 16:53

God Bless the real men in Lebanon!!! Eat your hearts out Cannibals!!!

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:02

lebpatriot 11. You are probablly the most stupid poster on this site.

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:12

Roar. You might not agree with the posts of those you named. But they are not stupid. But look at her post! she thinks that if someone disagree with her, he becomes a cannibal!!! She thinks real men are those who carry weapons and bully the rest!!! She is really something. Even in LA, full of blondes, I have never met someone so stupid...

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:25

No. Roar, they are OK. True, one of them puts 15 posts in a row, and that is bothersome. But apart from that, I respect their opinion.

However this one-liner blurting "thing" that puts pics of attractive girls in her avatar is M8. Dont try to send her to M14. You are stuck with her on your team :-)

Thumb benzona 14 November 2013, 19:12

Zerøar, you mention teams and all the bla-bla. Keep in mind the 120.000 Syrians that died in the hands of nasrallah,s employer aren't playing a game.

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:50

"as genuine as a rolex on the streets of bangkok"... loool I love the metaphor...

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:03

Nassy. You are the ennemy. It is you that we need to abolish together with your boyfriend Bachar.

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:17

why would lebanese get a sense of pride from Nassy? he is not an elected official. Lebanese did not choose him directly or indirectly.

He is just an employee appointed by khamenei to fulfill Khamanei's instructions. Iranians should be proud of having someone so efficient at taking over a foreign country. Not lebanese.

Thumb lebanon_first 14 November 2013, 17:48

Roar I live and work in Lebanon. I deal a lot with syrians workers and nonworkers. And I know how they think and how they evolved.

They were not extremists. They hated extremists. A lot of them were very moderate young men who were peacefully manifesting against assad and who saw themselves shot at, so they fled to lebanon. A lot of them got their house sacked and lost someone to Assad's gunfire. A few vowed to never return to syria, a few went into depression, and a few became extrimists. Extrimists against Assad.

Assad's overreaction by refusing to step down and bombing his own people created fertile ground for extremism to come to Syria and to be created in syria. HA is protecting us from a problem that HA and Assad created. Because extremism yields extremism.

Extrimists are infesting syria bec there is fertile ground for them. The idea is not to kill them. It is to remove the fertile ground that breeds them by removing the humilitation of assad.

Thumb FlameCatcher 15 November 2013, 13:32

@The Purr : if it wasn't for HA. Lebanon would have a thriving economy and and army capable of defending both the Israeli and Syrian border from terrorists.

Most importantly, we would not have this series of assassinations in Lebanon conducted by HA itself.

You have no right to call yourself a Lebanese and pledge allegiance to Syria and Iran at the expense of your so called country.

No one believes your lies anymore as we can see through you.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 14 November 2013, 17:12

Roar:
Real men do not tell their followers to kill their fellow countrymen in their beds.
Real men own up to their mistakes and do not lie and turn defeats into victories.
Real men do not have to roar, scream, and point fingers to be heard.
Real men do not send car bombs to assassinate their rivals.
Real men are are already standing up to this thug even though the odds are stacked against them.

Real men do not abandon their men in the battle field and run to the French Embassy.
Real men do not cower in front of their rivals and align themselves with them to save their necks.
Real men stick to their beliefs and convictions and not place their blind followers like yourself in a predicament.

Thumb liefighter 14 November 2013, 18:44

Hassan , you dare to get out of your hole, is it because you feel you are serving Israel interests and it will not touch you???

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 18:58

desperate speech by a desperate man struggling to keep hezbollah surviving by helping a foreign country that harmed lebanon more than israel...

Missing deltaonehedge 14 November 2013, 20:45

Iceman why don't you talk to us more about bonds and deposits, and how their performance are correlated to your stupidity rate.

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 22:29

the only solutioon is that hezbi hand their weapons and expertise to the NATIONAL army and obey the STATE laws.... other than that lebanon will remain weak and divided....

Thumb lebnanfirst 14 November 2013, 22:33

What has grabbed my attention is that Nasrallah felt the need to rebut Hariri right away after Hariri's response to his speech yesterday. I think this is more telling than anything else especially since he risked public exposure to deliver the response.
Something tells me that is a sign of worry more than anything else. It certainly is not Nasrallaha's hallmark to accord Mustaqbal responses such importance and urgency.
Just my two cents worth.

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 22:45

i noticed the same thing... insisting on the fact that they need no cover from M14 but at the same time asking it to acknowledge the formation of the gvt prove that he is worried...he knows that his syrian war is not popular except among his sheep and that little by little he is losing credibility in his "resistance" excuse!

Thumb lebnanfirst 14 November 2013, 22:38

@-mr.black
All valid points. To sum it up, we the Lebanese are tired of being played by external powers to our own detriment. President Suleiman is on the right track by insisting Lebanon be neutral and not interfere in Syria or any other place.
Neither Nasrallah nor HA is a guarantor of Lebanon peace and stability, By their very nature they attract calamity and violence from either Israel or the Sunni extremists.
If HA were to seize and desist, I think the army can do the job against any Takfiri threat much as they did in Nahr ElBared. I know you don't think the army is up to the job and I beg to differ with you. They proved themselves valiantly in Nahr ElBared and that is good enough for me.

Thumb lebnanfirst 14 November 2013, 22:45

To all those who are staunchly for or against HA whatever the reasons, I think it is by now clear that HA is a divisive entity generating very strong visceral feelings in both directions. Such an entity can never be a unifier of a nation. The same applies to the Sunni extremists.
Only solution is to adopt moderate stances that most Lebanese can agree on.

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 22:50

sunni extremism lately has been a counter reaction to the presence of hezbis and the fact that they are above ALL the laws of the state of lebanon....

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 22:40

it is the only solution that works.... all others will keep lebanon as it is.
ever heard of UN 1559? you want a party to be outside state control, decide wars and peace, be above all the laws and at the same time a country that works, respected by all, imposing its authority? you live in utopia then or in a state of denial...

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 22:49

"But are they match for the Israel army? "
if hezbollah accepts to integrate the army yes they are... and moreover israel is making war to hezbollah not to lebanon...
any wars between israel and jordan or egypt since the peace accords? LOL no....

Missing hamadi 14 November 2013, 23:12

Silly lebanese, if Hizbullah didn't exist Lebanon would already be annexed and referred to as Northern Israel.

Missing VINCENT 15 November 2013, 02:18

It was never Israel's plan or intention to occupy Lebanon, let alone make part of its territory. Before they packed up their bags and left, they made the necessary agreements with the Persians and KSA to keep the Palestinians at bay so Israel can enjoy and proceed with its 40 years of peace and be able to build thousands of settlements inside occupied Palestine without interference from Iran or Lebanon, strengthen their economy and military power It looks like they've been accomplishing that. What, Ian's nukes is going to stop them without taking out the Palestinians, the lands and contaminating Lebanon with residual deadly radiation?

Thumb liefighter 15 November 2013, 09:19

Isarel is awaiting HA actions to grow the hate among Lebanese people, and it will be welcomed by most of lebanese , if the actual course continue.

Thumb freedomarch 15 November 2013, 22:45

true 100%

Missing peace 14 November 2013, 23:22

before hezbollah PLO was the target... then hezbollah...and israel's policy of annexing its neighbors has changed and no one would accept it now, but hezbis that use it as a scarecrow! LOL

"sell-out" nation: do you ever think of the average citizen who is fed up with wars? fed up with this country where nothing works? why would lebanon be "sell out"? LOL because it would hurt your feelings?

but sure... keep your hezbollah ruling the country... and go and eat hamburgers and study at AUB and getting cured at AUH spitting at the USA at the same time!

Missing people-power 15 November 2013, 00:49

Blackie: You told us before you are an American journalist. Now you are telling Peace, a Lebanese citizen, to move away from Lebanon? You have some nerve.

Thumb lebnanfirst 15 November 2013, 01:00

@-mr.black
Appreciate your opinion.
Israel's threat to Lebanon is blown out of proportion by HA. Realistically what exactly do we have to worry about from Israel? That absent HA Israel will invade and occupy Lebanon? What is the strategic imperative for such a move?
Only thing we have to worry about from Israel, IMHO, is their usurping our water rights or oil. Were Lebanon the same as it was in the 60-70s timeframe, we will have the whole world on our side were the Israelis to dare do that.
In short, IMO the Israeli threat is neither credible nor a clear and present danger. If HA were to disappear, so will the Israeli "threat". All we will need the army for is to keep Lebanon as a single entity if possible else let us partition.
Just in case you might be thinking of it, it is not Lebanon's responsibility to liberate Palestine even though I agree that a great injustice has been done to the Palestinians by the whole world.

Missing ulpianus 15 November 2013, 01:05

It´s perfectly legit for Syrians to attack Lebanon. I´m saying it as a Lebanese. We interfered in their war on their land killing their sons. They have the full right to attack on our soil...

Missing helicopter 15 November 2013, 03:40

Nasrallah Says Hizbullah in Syria to Defend Lebanon, Rejects March 14 Conditions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the truth is this
HA is in Lebanon to Defend his benefactors Assad and Khameni. They are the source of his wealth and power and will spill the blood of all Lebanese to protect them and the privileges they bestow upon him./

Thumb general_puppet 15 November 2013, 07:51

"Nasrallah normally appears via video link for fear of assassination by Israel."… the Brave man of Lebanon :-)

Nasrallah has spelled it out for everyone over the last two days. Hizbullah... only allies, Syria and Iran (glorious Axis), Hizbullah... Iran will not ask it to put down its arms (the Ayatollah gives the orders), Hizbullah... “to defend Lebanon, Palestine and Syria...As long as the reasons stand, our presence in Syria remains” (their mandate has expanded)… But there is hope the Iranian militia will put down their weapons when the enemy is abolished, you know like the French resistance did.

Thumb FlameCatcher 15 November 2013, 13:23

Ya Aounies : remind, did you ever task your pet terrorist Hassan Nasrallah to protect Lebanon from Syria ? Did you task him to protect Palestine ?

When did you extend their mandate ? I don't see any laws passed in parliament authorizing the so called "Lebanese Resistance" whose real name is the "Islamic Resistance in Lebanon" to use their weapons beyond the defending Lebanon from Israeli attacks.

Aounies, you are digging Lebanon's grave under the orders of Hassan Kezballah.

This has become untolerable and you are to be considered as traitors for supporting this terrorist and his allegiance to the butcher of damascus and his terrorist Ayotollah.

How the hell can you accept this ?

Thumb FlameCatcher 15 November 2013, 13:28

@Southern : your lying animal leader has once again showed he does not care about Lebanon. He's a Syrian and Iranian puppet using the lie of "Lebanese Resistance" to establish his control of Lebanon.

Never has your terrorist islamic resistance been granted the right to use their weapons to defend Syria and Palestine.

I hope all terrorist hezbollah fighters holding weapons will die an awful death for being utterly stupid and manipulated by this sub-human heresy of a leader.

it's time for you to wake up and recognise that you are giving away your freedom and country to someone who does not care about you. Someone who uses you like disposable toilet paper for the benefit of other countries.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 15 November 2013, 21:28

نديم الجميّل ردّاً على خطاب نصرالله الأخير

"لبنان أوّلاً" شعار نعمل له ونتبنّاه بقناعة تامّة ومطلقة. نعم لبنان أوّلاً وليس ايران أو سوريا أو فلسطين أو غيرها اوّلاً. لذا فإنّ مواقف السيد حسن نصرالله الأخيرة مرفوضة ومدانة كليّاً اذ إنّه أوحى، حتّى حدود الاعلان الصريح، أنّ لبنان تفصيل صغير وما أرضه سوى ساحة تستخدم للوصول الى أهداف وغايات تخدم ايران والنظام السوري وأدواتهما في لبنان والمنطقة.
نعود ونؤكّد للسيّد حسن نصرالله أنّ لبنان لم ولن يكون يوماً تفصيلاً له أو لغيره.

Thumb freedomarch 15 November 2013, 22:50

If Hizbola, your friend, as correct, why did you leave your battle in the south and went to Syria to kill people against a tyrant?

Thumb liefighter 16 November 2013, 10:02

Pro 3ezza , and anti zella

Default-user-icon djebar (Guest) 19 June 2015, 05:18

لعنة الله عليك يا خائن الله لو تعلم كم يكرهك الجزائريين الاحرار بسبب عوالتك لاسرائيل باطم الجهاد والدين يا كلب اسمك نصر الله لكن اسمك المقيقي خائن الله جاي يومك ياعميل ايران واسرائيل