Nasrallah Links Presidency to Aoun-Geagea Talks, Says Hizbullah Fighters Fully Prepared on Border

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced Friday that his party's fighters are maintaining full preparedness on the eastern border to confront any takfiri assault, alongside the army and security forces, noting that the inter-Christian dialogue that got underway might lead to resolving the presidential crisis.

“I salute the officers and soldiers of the army and the Islamic resistance who are deployed on the border and are protecting the country against Israeli and takfiri terrorist attacks,” Nasrallah said in a televised address during a ceremony held by the Hizbullah-affiliated al-Imdad Islamic Charitable Association.

“They are defending their people in snow, cold and harsh conditions, but they are insisting on steadfastness and perseverance. They are shouldering this major national and religious responsibility because they are the true followers of the Prophet of God (Mohammed) and the real defenders of the Lebanese people,” Nasrallah added, referring to Hizbullah's fighters and the Lebanese army's soldiers.

Hizbullah's leader expressed relief that the security situation “has been very good since several months due to the achievements of the army and security forces.”

“The army, security forces and the jihadist fighters of the resistance are defying the snow and enduring pain and exhaustion to protect us,” said Nasrallah.

Playing down recent media reports, he reassured that “the takfiris are too weak to be able to launch broad assaults, contrary to what some media outlets are claiming.”

“Reports of a broad military assault are baseless and the country is full of men and brave women. We remained resilient in the face of the world's strongest armies,” Nasrallah stressed.

He also underlined that the Lebanese are not helpless in the face of any danger.

“The same as we defeated the Israelis, terrorists and takfiris, we will defeat all the threats. Death, wounds, burdens or accusations cannot change the jihadist fighters' determination to protect their people and villages,” Nasrallah added.

As for the issue of the dialogue that got underway between Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal movement, Hizbullah's leader reassured the Lebanese that “it is moving forward with the required seriousness from the two parties.”

“It greatly benefits the country and it is enough that the situation in the country has largely calmed down,” he pointed out.

“Based on the two (dialogue) sessions and their atmosphere, we can speak of major positivity that may lead to tangible results,” Nasrallah stated.

“We have been realistic from the very first day and we didn't announce high expectations. Some parties do not want dialogue, but it leaves a positive impact on the general situations,” he added.

Nasrallah, however, admitted that dialogue with al-Mustaqbal will not resolve any of the main thorny issues.

“We did not say that dialogue will resolve the dispute over the defense strategy, the arms of the resistance or the fighting in Syria. We said that we're living in a region that is witnessing a storm and we must seek a way to prevent the country's collapse,” he pointed out.

“Can we reach agreements over certain topics? Yes, it is possible and certain if the positivity continues,” he added.

Reassuring the other Lebanese political forces, Nasrallah noted that “this dialogue is not a replacement to the dialogue of the other forces.”

“We support and assist any dialogue between all parties and groups in Lebanon,” he said.

Nasrallah also highlighted the importance of the upcoming dialogue between Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, which is being preceded by preparatory meetings between FPM and LF officials.

“We are among the parties that are insisting on holding the presidential elections and we support inter-Christian dialogue which might lead to holding this election. Only the Lebanese can elect a president and foreign forces cannot do anything for us,” said Nasrallah.

“I have always called on everyone not to burn bridges because we have no choice but to sit together, engage in dialogue and continue our path together.”

Y.R.

Timeline
  • 09 January 2015, 16:28

    Nasrallah: Sheikh Ali Salman has never called for toppling the regime and he did not incite to violence. The authorities in Bahrain will realize that they are acting in a foolish way. They can imprison most of the Bahraini people but that will only stop the protests on the streets and they will not be able to stop the protests in prisons.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:25

    Nasrallah: The state in Bahrain was counting on the surrender of the political and religious leaders but the leaders insisted on continuing the protests. It counted on pushing the Bahraini youths to violence through its practices and to drag the opposition into an armed conflict but it failed.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:19

    Nasrallah: The reason behind the peaceful approach is not the inability to send weapons or fighters to Bahrain, but rather the fact that the clerics, political leaders and people in Bahrain are preventing that and seeking a peaceful solution.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:16

    Nasrallah: The opposition's religious and political leadership is insisting on peacefulness, and we know that peacefulness is a difficult thing.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:15

    Nasrallah: The people of Bahrain are demanding an elected parliament and a proper electoral law and they are protesting peacefully. They were shot at and they did not fire back and they were killed in the streets but they did not kill anyone. They did not even use a single knife and this is what embarassed the authorities.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:11

    Nasrallah: Reports of a broad military assault are baseless and the country is full of men and brave women. We remained resilient in the face of the world's strongest armies.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:10

    Nasrallah: The Lebanese are not helpless in the face of danger and the same as we defeated the Israelis, terrorists and takfiris, we will defeat all the threats. Death, wounds, burdens or accusations cannot change the jihadist fighters' determination to protect their people and villages.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:09

    Nasrallah: The army, security forces and the jihadist fighters of the resistance are defying the snow and enduring pain and exhaustion to protect us. People must remain calm and the takfiris are too weak to be able to launch broad assaults, contrary to what some media outlets are claiming. Some reports are being exaggerated.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:07

    Nasrallah: The terrorist groups are waging a psychological warfare against the country, as is the case in the issue of the abductees. The media outlets are covering the issue but our real interest should be preserving the people's serenity and psychological stability.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:06

    Nasrallah: There's no doubt that the security situation has been very good since several months due to the achievements of the army and security forces and I salute all the martyrs.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:05

    Nasrallah: The waste management crisis is a pressing issue and the government's work must not be paralyzed because some ministers have disagreements over the issue.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:05

    Nasrallah on waste management crisis: We hope the influential and sincere political leaders will play a role and that this file will not be neglected. The dispute has become well-known and we must not erect barricades. The harm will affect all the Lebanese and it is shameful for anyone to use the garbage file in a battle of any sort.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:05

    Nasrallah: I have always called on everyone not to burn bridges because we have no choice but to sit together, engage in dialogue and continue our path together.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:03

    Nasrallah: We are among the parties that are insisting on holding the presidential elections and we support inter-Christian dialogue which might lead to holding this election. Only the Lebanese can elect a president and foreign forces cannot do anything for us.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:02

    Nasrallah: This dialogue is not on behalf of the rest of the political forces in Lebanon and it is not an alternative to national dialogue. It is rather the path towards national dialogue.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:02

    Nasrallah: Hizbullah was not at all bothered by the FPM-Mustaqbal dialogue. Today, any dialogue between parties or between Muslims and Christians is a needed thing. These dialogues could pave the way for a comprehensive and inclusive national dialogue.

  • 09 January 2015, 16:01

    Nasrallah: We're not saying that this dialogue is a replacement to the dialogue of the other forces. We support and assist any dialogue between all parties and groups in Lebanon.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:58

    Nasrallah: We did not say that dialogue will resolve the dispute over the defense strategy, the arms of the resistance or the fighting in Syria. We said that we're living in a region that is witnessing a storm and we must seek a way to prevent the country's collapse. Can we reach agreements over certain topics? Yes, it is possible and certain if the positivity continues.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:57

    Nasrallah: We have been realistic from the very first day and we didn't announce high expectations. Some parties do not want dialogue, but it leaves a positive impact on the general situations.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:57

    Nasrallah: Some parties cannot tolerate that Muslims and Christians are sitting together because some parties in the region are seeking an Islamic-Christian war and they are being aided by the idiots of the terrorist and takfiri groups. But we as Lebanese people have an interest if all parties sit together and find solutions to their problems.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:55

    Nasrallah: Some parties voiced doubts regarding the dialogue but it took place. Other parties questioned the outcome and I can tell you that, based on the two sessions and their atmosphere, we can speak of major positivity that can lead to tangible results.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:53

    Nasrallah on Hizbullah-Mustaqbal dialogue: I reassure the Lebanese that it is moving forward with the required seriousness from the two parties. It greatly benefits the country and it is enough that the situation in the country has largely calmed down.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:42

    Nasrallah: Nowadays, all Muslims are facing this challenge and the issue is not anymore limited to defending certain regions, minorities, governments or political maps. The issue has become the defense of Islam.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:41

    Nasrallah: These groups have always posed a threat to the region's countries and map. They pose a threat to our blood, future, present, honor and fate and they have started to pose a threat to Islam itself -- the Prophet and Quran. They represent the biggest threat to Islam as a religion and message and to the Prophet's stature.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:38

    Nasrallah: There are missions that we must all assume, including the duty of introducing the Prophet and his morals and life to the world. There is another aspect, which is the solidarity of the Islamic nation in the face of these takfiri groups and exerting efforts to isolate them and besiege them, and to say it openly, they must be eradicated.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:35

    Nasrallah: Is it right to say that these people represent the messenger of God? ... The insults were amplified by a host of factors, topped by the magnitude and type of the cruel and brutal practices and their geographic spread -- in Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan and now in the countries that exported these individuals to us, which has been expected from the very first day.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:35

    Nasrallah: In this era, some terrorist groups are linking themselves to the banner of Islam and the prophet of Islam through their obscene, appalling and inhumane practices. They have insulted the Prophet of God and the Islamic nation more than the enemies of the Prophet.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:35

    Nasrallah: They have insulted the Prophet of God like no one else did throughout history and you can review history.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:34

    Nasrallah: They have insulted the Prophet more than those who composed books or made demeaning films.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:24

    Nasrallah: May God have mercy on ex-PM Karami and aid his dear son in carrying on on the same path.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:24

    Nasrallah: They are defending their people in snow, cold and harsh conditions, but they are insisting on steadfastness and perseverance. They are shouldering this major national and religious responsibility because they are the true followers of the Prophet of God and the real defenders of the Lebanese people.

  • 09 January 2015, 15:23

    Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in televised address during ceremony held by the al-Imdad Islamic Charitable Association: I salute the officers and soldiers of the army and the Islamic resistance who are deployed on the border and are protecting the country against Israeli and takfiri terrorist attacks.

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Comments 39
Default-user-icon hassan al nass nass (Guest) 09 January 2015, 15:29

i can assure you on the tomb of my son hadi and on the integrity of zeynib and the conscience of imamu ali that we are here to protect lebanon and not the shias.

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Thumb charlesmartel 10 January 2015, 22:09

reminder... you need to swear to get believed ... pathetic...

Default-user-icon puppet (Guest) 09 January 2015, 15:34

I respect Mr. Nassrallah, Mr. Mystic. Mr. Ali Eid, Mr. mowaten and Mr. Sukleen equally

Thumb ashtah 09 January 2015, 15:37

We are sick of you and your sectarian rhetoric. Nobody believes a word that comes out of your lying mouth.

Thumb joebustani 09 January 2015, 15:54

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts pain and suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Default-user-icon sab3a-m2ayar (Guest) 09 January 2015, 16:01

Thank you God for the Honorable, heroic men of the Islamic Lebanese-Iranian resistance. Please God Support the heroes of our resistance against the Saudi, TIsraeli, Egyptian, Moroccan,takfiri heretics that defile our lands and murder the innocent. God, we ask that you bless and aid our Lion Bashar against the Infidels that pollute this world and God...We thank you for Blessing us with The Greatest leader the middle east has seen in 500 years, sayed Hassan Abu Hadi Nassrallah.

Thumb Mystic 09 January 2015, 20:41

Indeed, yet another honorable speech by our beloved Sayed. The zionists, takfiris and the West always gets embarrased by these true words of our leader.

Default-user-icon abbassieh (Guest) 09 January 2015, 16:02

I hope the HA takfiri terroists in Qalamoun are freezing to death

Default-user-icon chrisrushlau (Guest) 09 January 2015, 16:05

My street hasn't been plowed and I can't get my car out through the snow. Hezbullah's Ministry of Public Works isn't answering its phone to tell me what the holdup is, or when I can expect the snow-plow to come by. Do you have an email address for their Hezbollah's public works department? Thanks mowaten

Thumb ex-fpm 09 January 2015, 16:12

25 minutes ago Nasrallah: Nowadays, all Muslims are facing this challenge and the issue is not anymore limited to defending certain regions, minorities, governments or political maps. The issue has become the defense of Islam.

I see.... so it started as follows: No one should be involved in Syria; We are not involved in Syria; We are in Syria defending Shia villages and Shrines; We are in Syria to defend the regime of Bashar Assad; and now we are in Syria to defend ISLAM......

He makes up the objectives as he goes along to suit his current agenda and current events.

Thumb thepatriot 09 January 2015, 16:19

Somebody wake me up!
Is he condemning terrorism and lecturing about moral??

Missing helicopter 10 January 2015, 01:58

They are shouldering this major national and religious responsibility because they are the true followers of the Prophet of God (Mohammed) and the real defenders of the Lebanese people,” Nasrallah added, referring to Hizbullah's fighters and the Lebanese army's soldiers......

He is saying that the LAF is an Islamic army now, just like his sectarian militia.

Thumb eagledawn 09 January 2015, 17:08

A leader of a terrorist group claiming to be Lebanese resistance speaks about defending Islam, talks about his war in Syria, about the Bahraini terrorists he is allied with, etc. and then he wants the Lebanese people to buy into his sectarian rhetoric.

Default-user-icon Real Talk (Guest) 09 January 2015, 17:10

Traitor, you're changing the demographic status of Baghdad and Damascus by ethnically cleansing the Sunnis as you carry out the orders of your Irani masters while working with the YPG/PKK terrorists.

Thumb nickjames 09 January 2015, 18:24

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in televised address during ceremony held by the al-Imdad Islamic Charitable Association: I salute the officers and soldiers of the army and the Islamic resistance who are deployed on the border and are protecting the country against Israeli and takfiri terrorist attacks.

-- But wait... Mystic said the resistance is fir all Lebanese, it's not Islamic...

Thumb Mystic 09 January 2015, 20:45

I said the Resistance is Lebanese citizens which you rejected, never denied they are Islamic. They are fighting for Lebanon and the freedom for all Lebanese, but we have you westernes twisting my words, as always.

Beautiful speech, and may all Lebanon prosper once we get rid of this takfiris scourge, your western allies created.

Thumb nickjames 09 January 2015, 21:13

What you said is contradictory. If a resistance is Islamic, it is not for all Lebanese because not all Lebanese are Muslims. Christians do not want to be in an Islamic resistance.

Thumb nickjames 09 January 2015, 21:17

It is either a resistance for all Lebanese, or it is just an Islamic resistance. You can't have both.

At the end of the day, you thinking the resistance is for all Lebanese is comical because clearly it's Islamic

Thumb Mystic 10 January 2015, 01:34

Ofcourse the phalangists will never be part of the Resistance, because they support the very enemies the Israel and USA. FPM & Marada on the other hand, are pro Resistance and they are Christian.

Your secterian card, cannot safe you nickjames you pro israelis, are unwanted in Lebanon.

Thumb nickjames 10 January 2015, 07:13

"FPM & Marada on the other hand, are pro Resistance and they are Christian."

And your point is, what exactly? I don't see Aouniyeh and Marada Brigade joining the ranks of Hezbollah and participating in the resistance.

Thumb Mystic 10 January 2015, 08:17

My point is exactly, that they are already part of the Resistance, by supporting it. The Resistance is not only militarily, but also politically. By giving it moral support, they are honorable people.

Your false point, that the Christians does not support the Resistance is totally untrue.

Yes the LF & Kataeb never did, because they are pro Israel and they simply does not count as all the christians of Lebanon, they are a minority.

Thumb nickjames 10 January 2015, 09:01

Well Aoun's political support for the resistance hasn't paid off. The resistance hasn't given him the kerse yet.

Default-user-icon mystic.be.moss (Guest) 10 January 2015, 11:00

well said mystic!

Thumb -phoenix1 10 January 2015, 19:06

The resistance is not even Islamic let alone Lebanese, it is Shiite, Iranian, and Syrian and here to create a Shiite Caliphate. Jordanian King Abdullah warned years ago of the Shiite Crescent and joined forces with others to defeat it, now you got yourselves something that is almost a Shiite/Sunni conflict, one everyone knows will be cataclysmic if it grows to a full scale war. Anyway, your dream is now dead, Syria is divided into fiefdoms, and the rest we all know now.

Thumb Mystic 10 January 2015, 19:12

Ofcourse the phalangist slaves of Israel, will keep denying everything I write on this forum, but anyone that reads facts and articles outside Naharnet. Would realize it for themselves.

Thumb -phoenix1 10 January 2015, 19:02

Wlak ya Mystic, if it wasn't for the Phalangists, you wouldn't be in Lebanon. Wlak kahllessna min il demagogie te3tak, Allah yi khallik falaetna. The Kataeb are Lebanese, you people don't seem so. The Kataeb fought people like you because at the time being a Christian in Lebanon was to be a dead Lebanese, so please stop your rants. You cannot be judge and advocate at the same time. You did not write history not then and certainly not now. If you did not need your Christian allies in the shape of the FPM, you would long since have thrown us into the sea. If Kataeb and LF keep fighting you, now politically, that doesn't give you the right to say all this BS. What irritates you is anyone who stands on your way, too bad ya Mystic, nothing will change. LF and Kateb are here to stay and to keep Lebanon for the Lebanese.

Missing humble 09 January 2015, 20:15

Dare to say that your objective is NOT to create an Islamic Republic in Lebanon.

Missing Ghazanfar 09 January 2015, 21:12

Hassan Nasrallah (AKA the original Takfiri): "If any Muslim had carried out the fatwa of Imam Khomeini against the apostate Salman Rushdie, those despicable people would not have dared to insult the Prophet Muhammad - not in Denmark, not in Norway, and not in FRANCE (in Charlie Hebdo!)... I call upon the Muslim Fuquaha, the Muslim religious scholars, THE LEADERS OF THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS, the leaders of the Islamic countries, and all the Muslims to take a decisive stand. If we tolerate this now, only God knows what they will do later - just like the tolerance practiced with Salman Rushdie, and the carrying out of the fatwa. Today, we need to take a different position regarding Denmark, if it doesn't take care of this matter, and regarding Norway, if it does not take care of this matter, and regarding FRANCE (and Charlie Hebdo who published the cartoons), if it does not take care of this matter.

Missing Ghazanfar 09 January 2015, 21:19

Nasrallah continues..
On this matter, we are not Lebanese, Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians, Saudis, Malaysians, or Indonesians. This is about the Prophet of the Muslims, the Prophet of 1.4 billion Muslims. I am certain that not only millions but hundreds of millions of Muslims are ready and willing to sacrifice their lives in order to defend the honor of their Prophet. And you are among them."

Chérif and Saïd Kouachi: YES SAYYED HASSAN WE ARE.. after murdering the Charlie Hebdo staff one of them shouted in French: "We avenged the Prophet Muhammad, we killed Charlie Hebdo".. "On a vengé le prophète Mohamed. on a tué Charlie Hebdo"

and the wretched jihadist ideology of blood comes full circle!

Thumb Sanelebanese 10 January 2015, 07:54

Are you saying the prophet lacks honor if not for the criminals.

Default-user-icon TheCh (Guest) 09 January 2015, 21:17

"Only the Lebanese can elect a president and foreign forces cannot do anything for us"

then you should have the balls to tell Assad in his face that he shouldn't butt in our affairs, and his consent on our candidates is not needed.

Thumb leSayyed 09 January 2015, 23:13

Thank you toots I love you too.

Thumb shab 09 January 2015, 23:17

Nothing new..Filthy murdering miltia

Thumb leSayyed 09 January 2015, 23:22

Dude I only read them, I don't write them.

Thumb leSayyed 09 January 2015, 23:22

Bismillah, no we will not let you go.. umm.. I mean hello my jehadi children and brothers longtime no write! I've been very busy with letters of condolences to the families of our martyrs including generous checks for $29.99 personalty signed and a buy one get one free coupon* from Falafel Abou al Tayyeb (*void with other specials or discounts). Today was a specialty tough one. I woke up with a chill as during the night my feet were sticking out from under my burlap sleeping bag. I was nervous, there was that speech I had to give and the boys were late translating the text from the original Farsi to Arabic. I always get neurons when my Farcical script is late, I need time to practice people! Those finger wags don't happen by themselves, duh! I need to be in character!

Thumb leSayyed 09 January 2015, 23:23

Anyway, while waiting I took the opportunity to go ice skating and ice dancing on the frozen sewage with Hajj Ali Ammar and both our missus. He doesn't look it but he's very graceful and elegant you know. I think he took ballet lessons when he was younger. He was lifting me overhead effortlessly and throwing me around like I was a feather, I felt very safe. Our missus even stopped skating and watched us skate. They both gave us 10s for my salchow and our pair spins; his hands were very soft. I was enjoying myself so much I hated it when they brought me my script and I spent the rest of the day rehearsing. I hope you enjoyed it. Oh and please don't forget to please Like.

Default-user-icon HAMZA (Guest) 10 January 2015, 05:55

Let us be honest. Was it Shias or Sunnis who murdered those French? I would suspect it is Sunnis. Clueless Sunnis think they own the planet. I never understood why Hezbolah has to support Sunnis because they believe us to be Kaffirs. Let them die.I'm sick of sunnis. They won't leave anyone alone.

As far our Shia mullahs, grow up. Think of Ali and his grace and generosity. Emulate it. Otherwise one day a generation will come for you, too.

Thumb -phoenix1 10 January 2015, 18:51

Sayed Hassan, thanks for nothing man, you got the Takfiris in, and now the army has to deal with your mess. You got us the clown Aoun to believe he can be a president and now you got us without the country's highest authority. Trust me ya Sayed Hassan, talk is free, talk till kingdom come, your Hezb is fighting the Takfiris because you owe allegiance to Bashar Al Assad and to Iran. All you're after is that Shiite Grand Republic stretching from Iran to Lebanon's shores passing through Syria. Well, too bad, the dream is now gone for good, and your nightmare is now waking you up every night, that Lebanon with its great Army is fighting tough, Lebanon is having its army through its baptism of fire and Hezbollah will simply get dwarfed with time. And as for Aoun the clown? He will see Baabda only through the next president's page on FB, soon.

Missing helicopter 11 January 2015, 07:54

If he follows the constitution he loses his power. This is how he controls the resources while pretending to be interested in national rapprochement.