Qassem Ridicules Hale Visit, Says Govt. Solution Domestic
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Wednesday ridiculed the tour that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale carried out in Lebanon a few days ago, as he stressed that the solution to the government formation deadlock is “domestic.”
“David Hale knows very well that he is not in a position that allows him to dictate things on Lebanon and its officials, and he who does not see the daily Israeli violations against Lebanon as an aggression… is not eligible to give advices about citizenship and Lebanon’s future,” Qassem said.
“Hence, let him know that the future of Lebanon and its choices is in the hands of its sons and that Lebanon’s immunity is in the hand of the army-people-resistance trio and that Lebanon’s interest is not to be part of the failed U.S.-Israeli plan that has ruined the region,” Hizbullah number two added.
“Hale’s tour belongs to the press archive and the museums of history… and it has no practical impact,” Qassem went on to say.
Turning to the issue of the government, the Hizbullah leader said “the solution is domestic par excellence.”
“This solution and the path towards it are totally known by all Lebanese, and carelessness about reaching a solution would lead to further crises that would be added to the economic and social crises,” Qassem warned.
“We call for speeding up the formation of this government,” he added.