Bassil: It's Necessary to Differentiate between Stances of Lebanon, Hizbullah
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has called for “differentiating” between the stances of the Lebanese state and Hizbullah, noting that he had “repeatedly” expressed his “opposition to Hizbullah’s stances” during his tenure as foreign minister.
“Holding us the Lebanese responsible for stance of a Lebanese party aggravates the problem… and failing to differentiate between Hizbullah and the FPM is another problem,” Bassil added, in an interview with Kuwait’s al-Qabas newspaper.
“The issue carries injustice and targeting against us. Yes, we have an understanding with Hizbullah, but we do not agree on all things. Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah repeatedly said that he (his party) went to Syria and other places without taking anyone’s approval, and this is a point of contention with him,” Bassil said.
He added: “We agree with Hizbullah in its war against the Israeli enemy and terrorism, and we disagree over other topics that do not serve Lebanon’s interest. I frankly say that I do not know the magnitude of Hizbullah’s intervention in Yemen, and I believe that Iran can act in Yemen without needing Hizbullah.”