Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed on Friday that the Lebanese people can handle their own affairs without political directions from any power.
He said addressing U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly: “We do not need your advice over the parliamentary elections or any other issue.”Full Story
Caretaker Energy Minister Jebran Bassil held talks with Saudi Ambassador Ali Awadh Asiri on Tuesday, a move seen as a rapprochement between the March 8 alliance and Riyadh.
An Nahar newspaper said Bassil, who is a leading member of the Free Patriotic Movement that is allied with Hizbullah, had requested to meet with Asiri.Full Story
Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem condemned on Monday Sunday's attack on Dar al-Fatwa clerics, saying the incident is part of a “plan to inflame sedition between Muslims and Lebanese”.
“Hizbullah condemns the attack and we call for legally penalizing perpetrators and for lifting any political cover they might have,” Qassem said in a phone conversation with Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani.Full Story
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed on Thursday that the Shiite sect had played the most important role in reassuring Christians over their presence in Lebanon.
He said: “We have undoubtedly presented them with the most reassurances after they had once been fearful of us.”Full Story
Hizbullah denounced Israel on Wednesday for waging an "international campaign" against it after Bulgaria said the Lebanese party was behind a July bombing that killed five Israeli tourists.
Sheikh Naim Qassem, the group's number two, slammed the "international campaign of intimidation waged by Israel against Hizbullah," and said it is "ever improving its equipment and training" and that "these charges will change nothing."Full Story
A Progressive Socialist Party delegation held talks on Monday with Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel to propose to him an initiative by MP Walid Jumblat to end the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon.
“We have no choice but to discuss the matter with our foes,” Gemayel told reporters after the meeting at the party headquarters in Saifi.Full Story
Prime Minister Najib Miqati lauded the efforts exerted by Interior Minister Marwan Charbel to maintain stability amid the difficult situation the country is passing through.
“I hope this would be considered as the basis for fortifying the security situation in the long term,” Miqati told As Safir newspaper on Wednesday.Full Story
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem said Sunday that the party is convinced that Lebanon needs a national defense strategy based on cohesion, the strength of Lebanon and the unity of the army, people and the resistance.
“We should be independent and free and not followers,” Qassem said, calling on the Lebanese to build their future without any foreign intervention.Full Story
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem contacted on Tuesday Grand Mufti Mohammed Rashid Qabbani to condole him over the murder of Sheikhs Ahmed Abdul Wahed and Mohammed Merheb.
He stressed the need to “support the army in its mission to protect civil peace and security in Lebanon.”Full Story
Hizbullah deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed on Wednesday that consensus over the electoral law for the upcoming 2013 elections can be reached through the resumption of dialogue among all parties.
“Hizbullah would enter dialogue with anyone and in the end the electoral law will be issued through the parliament, which includes various political blocs,” Qassem said in an interview with An Nahar newspaper.Full Story