Hollande Warns: Hizbullah Intervention in Syria Will Definitely Affect Lebanon Fragilityإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
French President Francois Hollande warned on Sunday that Hizbullah's intervention in Syria will “definitely have repercussions on the fragile balance in Lebanon.”
“The party’s activities in the Syrian war will definitely have repercussions on Lebanon’s fragile balance,” Hollande told reporters during an official trip to Qatar.
He also voiced support for President Michel Suleiman's efforts in preserving the balance "based on non-intervention in the Syrian conflict and thus the return of Hizbullah (fighters) back to Lebanon."
Lebanon, despite an official policy of neutrality on the Syrian conflict, has been increasingly affected by the violence.
Suleiman has urged Hizbullah to end its participation in the war.
But the party's chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Hizbullah, which this month helped regime troops retake the key town of Qusayr in central Homs province, would remain involved.
Activists and opposition fighters have said Hizbullah forces are now deploying elsewhere in Syria, including in the north, where the government has vowed an offensive in Aleppo.