Nasrallah says Hezbollah supports ceasefire in Syria

Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday during a televised speech that Hezbollah supported a cease-fire in Syria and the end of bloodshed, which paves the way for political solutions.

In a televised speech marking the commemoration of a member of the Central Council of Hezbollah, Sheikh Hussein Obeid, Sayyid Nasrallah accused Gulf countries of supporting armed factions in Syria that reject a cease-fire agreement.

He added: “The victory in Aleppo opened spaces in Syria to safe areas, under a good security situation; this requires of us in Lebanon not to make the displaced file a religious or ideological one.”

He went on to stress that Lebanese people should follow up on this file and cooperate for the return of the displaced to their homeland.

Nasrallah called upon the Lebanese government to send Lebanese missions to Syria to convince the displaced Syrians “to return to their regions on one hand, and to tackle this issue with the Syrian government on the other hand.”

“Lebanon cannot handle alone this file, but in partnership with the Syrian leadership,” he said, expressing Hezbollah’s willingness to assist in the return of displaced Syrians from Lebanon to Syria.

At the local arena, Hezbollah chief said that the proportionality law gave each one his right. “This is why we, in Hezbollah, support such law because we are keen on the representation of all political parties.”

Over the security situation, Nasrallah called upon Lebanese people to maintain stability, heaping praise on the Lebanese army, its leadership and intelligence.

Regarding the Beqaa region, he called on the state to hold its responsibility, and on the army and security forces to deal with the events within the law, as well as the people to cooperate, regretting the fact that “any incident in this area is highlighted more than other incidents in the country.”

Nasrallah concluded by confirming the rejection of any new taxes because the majority of Lebanese people are poor or live below the poverty line, stressing the necessity to “stop waste, corruption, and brokering.”

He also criticized those who said that Hezbollah was afraid and concerned of the arrival of Trump, pointing out that the difference today is that Trump revealed “the true face of the murderous and conspiring US administration.”