Hizbullah Bloc Hails Aoun’s Stance on Party’s Arms

Hizbullah’s Loyalty to Resistance bloc on Wednesday lauded President Michel Aoun’s latest stance on Hizbullah’s controversial arsenal of weapons.

“The bloc highly appreciates the clear patriotic stances that were voiced recently by President Michel Aoun, especially in terms of his emphasis on the need for the continued presence of the resistance… and in terms of his confidence in its keenness on domestic stability,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

It also hailed Aoun for “emphasizing its positive role alongside the Lebanese army in terms of confronting Israel’s attacks and liberating the rest of the occupied Lebanese land.”

“This profound and confident understanding will clear things up, rectify any ambiguous apprehension and dampen any fabricated skepticism about the importance of the continued presence of the resistance and the integration of its role and performance with the project of building the State,” the bloc added.

In an interview with Egypt’s CBC TV on Saturday, Aoun stressed that Hizbullah’s weapons “do not contradict with the State,” noting that it is “more than guaranteed” that Hizbullah will not “turn its arms inwards.”

“As long as there is Israeli-occupied land and as long as the army is not strong enough to fight Israel, we sense that there is a need for the presence of the resistance’s arms so that they complete the army’s weapons,” Aoun said.