Hariri Says Nasrallah Wants Recognition of 'Hizbullah's State': He Announced Resistance's Suicide in al-Qusayrإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal Party leader Saad Hariri stated on Saturday that Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is demanding the recognition of the “State of Hizbullah," considering that the resistance has announced its “suicide" in the Syrian border town of al-Qusayr.
“You have announced yourself the end of the resistance on Liberation's Day,” Hariri addressed Nasrallah in a released statement in which he responded to Hizbullah leader's speech in the commemoration of the liberation of the South earlier on Saturday.
“You have announced the resistance's political and military suicide in al-Qusayr.”
Hariri accused Nasrallah of releasing a Fatwa that calls on the Lebanese to get involved in a war on Syrian territories.
“Your speech has no value to us, to most Lebanese and definitely to the Syrian people in all political, national, ethical, legal, religious and human measures.”
Nasrallah had said earlier on Saturday that the Lebanese rooting for the victory of President Bashar Assad's regime or the opposition's rebels should fight in Syria instead of clashing in the northern city of Tripoli.
“The age of referring to the Palestinian cause, the resistance and national unity for personal interests is over, and the Lebanese as well as Arabs and Islamic nations have come to recognize the truth. Time will reveal more lies,” Hariri told Nasrallah.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced on Thursday that 104 Hizbullah members had been killed in Syria since last autumn.
Nasrallah has said before that his party's involvement in Syria's war aimed at defending 13 Syrian villages along the border where Lebanese Shiites live, and the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine, revered by Shiites around the world.
But on Saturday, however, the Hizbullah chief pointed out that Syria is “the backbone of the resistance, assuring that he will not let this bone break.”
Hariri criticized Nasrallah for "undermining the Lebanese state, the army and the civil society's potentials to face anything."
“The state in Nasallah's eyes, is powerless and helpless in politics, security and economic matters and his solution is for Hizbullah to take the state's place and keep its arms for ever,” Hariri stressed.
“Nasrallah is telling all the members of the National Dialogue, on top of them President Michel Suleiman, that any talks about a defense strategy is worthless as there is only one party in Lebanon in charge of safeguarding the border and of using weapons whenever and wherever it desires.”
“He is asking the president and all Lebanese factions to recognize the state of Hizbullah,” Hariri announced. “Other parties must abide by this in order to avoid internal clashes.”
The former premier considered that Liberation's Day is the fruit of the Lebanese people's will “to liberate their land and defend it with all means.”
“This truth has been confiscated more than once since the year 2000, and Hizbullah and its followers wanted to consider this achievement an exclusive right for a party.”