Syrian Opposition Head: Hizbullah Must Reconsider Positions, Prepare for Post-Assad Phaseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Head of the Syrian National Council Abdel Basset Sayda demanded that Hizbullah and Iran refrain from meddling in the Syrian revolt against President Bashar Assad and his regime, reported the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah daily on Sunday.
He urged Hizbullah to “prepare for the post-Assad phase.”
He hoped that Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's assertions that the party is not interfering in the crisis are true, he told the daily.
“We hope however not to find any evidence that implicates Hizbullah, but recent signs have emerged that indicate that the party is in fact involved,” he noted.
He hoped that his fears would not be realized over this matter.
Sayda called on Hizbullah to “properly assess the situation, prepare for the post-Assad phase, and participate in a serious and constructive dialogue with the Lebanese forces.”
“The developments in Syria are an internal affair and all who are calling against meddling in the crisis should apply those statements to themselves,” said that the head of the Syrian National Council.
A Hizbullah commander and several fighters have been killed inside Syria, a Lebanese security official told the Associated Press earlier in October.
The Syrian opposition has long accused the group of helping the Syrian leadership crack down on the uprising — a claim the group has repeatedly denied.
Hizbullah has stood by Bashar Assad since the uprising began in March 2011, even after the group supported revolts in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Bahrain.
The group says it is backing the Syrian regime because of its support for the anti-Israel resistance movements in Lebanon and Palestine and because it is willing to implement political reforms.