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Zasypkin: Hizbullah Adheres to Stability, Israeli Aggression on Lebanon Unlikely

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Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin hailed on Saturday Hizbullah's adherence to preserve Lebanon's stability, ruling out any possibility of an Israeli aggression on the country.

“In light of the current developments, I do not think that Israel would wage an aggression on Lebanon,” said Zasypkin in an interview to the As Safir daily.

On the political performance of Hizbullah, and the Ayoub drone sent by the party over Israeli territory in October, Zasypkin said “Hizbullah adheres to stability in Lebanon. However regarding the Ayoub drone, the most important thing is that all parties commit to resolution 1701.

“Sending the drone over Israeli territory is a breach for resolution 1701, but there are continuous Israeli breaches of this resolution. All parties should adhere to that U.N. decision.”

A Hizbullah drone was sent over Israeli airspace in October and was downed by Israel.

Zasypkin described relations with Hizbullah as “normal, ongoing and constructive.”

A Hizbullah delegation visited the Russian embassy early in 2012.

He reiterated support to Lebanon's stability and the dissociation policy adopted by the government which he described as “appropriate for the current phase.”

“It prevents the Syrian conflict from fanning out to Lebanon,” in light of the crisis that has been lingering on since March 2011, the diplomat told As Safir.

Zasypkin welcomed all efforts calling for dialogue among Lebanon's political powers, saying “We welcome all efforts for dialogue between internal parties in a bid to find a solution for problems. We praise efforts of President Michel Suleiman and anyone who follows the same approach in that regard.”

Nevertheless the ambassador commented on the March 14 alliance's call to overthrow the cabinet and its decision to boycott parliamentary and governmental activities.

He said: “A government change in Lebanon is an internal issue. March 14 has the right to set demands and choose tactical measures during this stage, but it is important that everything falls in the framework of the constitution.”

The March 14 opposition decided to boycott parliamentary activities and demand the cabinet's resignation following the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan in October.

Comments 15
Thumb lebnanfirst 24 November 2012, 10:11

Iran and HA having been effectively sidelined during the Gaza affairs now need Mr. Zasypkin to inject some much needed relevance to their existence. Russia is paying a heavy price for its policies and will continue to pay in the immediate future if it does not change it's politics.

Default-user-icon Truedemocracy (Guest) 24 November 2012, 11:15

Your ignorance boggles the mind.

Thumb andre.jabbour 24 November 2012, 13:00

This Ambassador has an opinion about everything in LEbanon. But didn't anyone asked him what he thinks? because we don't care!

Missing phillipo 24 November 2012, 13:36

It wasn't the US Patriot Missiles which shot down the Iranian made missiles, but Israeli made Tamir missiles from the Israeli made Iron Dome Units.

Thumb benzona 24 November 2012, 13:43

Russia has high end tech, they just don't market it as well as the Americans. 3ala kol 7al, what Bachar owns is low end, expired tech that any modern army -such as neighbouring israel or turkey- can destroy in the blink of an eye.

Lunch time. Ciao

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 24 November 2012, 13:44

the ambassador confirmed the theory of cutting the fingers in the region, like we already repeated:after cutting the finger of iran in gaza,russia is keen not to cut the lebanese finger......but it will be cut,no matter what is the cost

Missing phillipo 24 November 2012, 16:03

So you're at it again - theresistance - when anyone disagrees with you he is automatically a Zionist or Israeli. Wake up, there are millions of us around the world who see things as they are without tinted glasses.
You are right when you say that Israel receives US Tax Dollars, but so does Egypt.
As you say "our tax dollars" this shows that you are an American, and by supporting Hizballah as you do, you are breaknig the Patriot Act. Shame on you.

Thumb Chupachups 24 November 2012, 16:12

Third_ I agree, but also Hezbollah wouldn't dare again...simply both sides can't finish each other off, world won't let it happen

Thumb shab 24 November 2012, 16:30

Russia's role in the middle east is void. Go back to your Vodka

Thumb stalin 25 November 2012, 02:48

Comrade, you are drinking bad Vodka! Hahahahahahaha

Default-user-icon accountability (Guest) 24 November 2012, 18:02

third, as if Israelis are waiting for you to ok it; their fire power dare to put all jimis hendrix & hizbolas in a big'ol grave...

Missing gabby9 24 November 2012, 19:26

"Hizbullah Adheres to Stability".....WTF is he talking about. They have killers in Syria. Nassy gave a BS speech during the speech of the president just to inflame the country. The Hezz have been involved with all of the political assassinations.

The fact is Zasypkin, your client in Syria is in fast decline now. He lost the borders with Turkey and Iraq now. The main fighting has now collapsed down to the surrounding area of Damascus.

Your base in Tartus and your dreams of drilling oil in the Med will end when ASSad is done. You should have picked the side of freedom.....not a quasi-soviet style dictatorship. The Hezz will be next. Their only strength is their guns and intimidation against the Shia not to fall out of line. This cannot last.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 24 November 2012, 19:36

Not the brightest apple on the tree are you?Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion. The speech also refers to the aerial bombing campaign by RAF Bomber Command, although the speech is usually taken to only refer to Fighter Command. With the Battle of Britain won a few months later and German plans postponed, the Allied airmen of the battle ultimately became known as "The Few".

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 24 November 2012, 19:46

And yes american dollars do foot a huge portion of the bill for israel and like philipo said. A lot of other countries. But israel is a big piece of that pie. And also. Damn the patriot act. Its the single largest human right violating document ever passed in the us. And yeah. How typical. You live in the us. You make money and live the western life with all freedoms bestowed upon you and you support a group that for a FACT do not want to give the lebanese those freedoms. Another hyprocite to put it as nice as I could.

Missing abdul 25 November 2012, 00:45

Ofcourse Israel doesn't have time now too busy by killing the Palestinian 's people and nasrallah all his army killin the Syrian they don't have time for each other