Nasrallah Says Tayyouneh Probe 'Brave', Warns Israel over Oil and Gas

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to follow up on the investigations into the deadly Tayyouneh incidents, as he described the probe as “serious, accurate and brave.”

“Things are judged by their outcomes and the political, popular and journalistic condemnation of those who killed, aggressed and almost dragged the country into strife and civil war must continue,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking the Prophet’s Birthday.

“We renew the praise of the awareness, prudence and wisdom of the families of the aggrieved martyrs, who will carry on with this stance,” Nasrallah added.

Turning to the issue of Lebanon’s stalled sea border talks with Israel, Nasrallah said he will not comment on anything related to border demarcation and that he leaves the issue to the Lebanese state.

He, however, warned Israel that it would be mistaken if it thought that it can act as it pleases in the disputed area.

“The resistance in Lebanon, certainly and at the appropriate moment, will act if it finds that Lebanon’s oil and gas are in danger, even if they are in the disputed area. It will act accordingly and it is capable of acting accordingly,” Nasrallah cautioned.

As for Lebanon’s expected negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, Nasrallah said: “We have no problem in the principle of negotiations and we hope Lebanon will have a truly unified delegation.”

Lebanon should negotiate “from a position of responsibility and interest, not from a position of receiving diktats,” the Hizbullah leader added.

Commenting on the dire economic situations in Lebanon in light of the latest hike in fuel prices, Nasrallah called for launching the ration card plan as soon as possible and agreeing to “the demands of employees as to raising transportation compensations and reviving public transport.”

Source: Naharnet

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