Tuesday, January 25, 2011

IRNA (Iran): "Nasrollah says Hezbollah is not after power in Lebanon"

That's reassuring:
Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrollah said resistance movement is not trying to gain power in Lebanon and warned rivals not to engage in intrigues against the movement.

He made the remarks in a gathering to commemorate Imam Hossein (the third Imam of Shia Muslims) in Baalbek on Tuesday.

Nasrollah said that Lebanon is going through a hard and sensitive stage, adding that 'in current situation, we need dialogue, responsible behavior, and cooperation'.

He strongly criticized those who claim Lebanon's appointed prime minister Najib Mikati is Hezbollah's candidate and said 'they are just carrying on a religious intrigue'.

Nasrollah urged all Lebanese to take advantage of the new political opportunity and said 'threat against Mikati has no benefit for anybody'.

He reiterated that Hezbollah is not seeking power and just wants to prevent conspiracies against resistance.

Resistance leader said he was confident that a big development was going to happen in the region and emphasized the danger of the Zionists in the Middle East.

Hezbollah secretary general said, 'We supported candidacy of prime minister Najib Mikati and we asked him to form a national unity government here.'

He rejected the claim by some people that premiership of Mikati means Hezbollah's dominance over the post and said Mikati is a moderate person and is not dependent on March 8th or 14th groups.

He underlined that if the opportunity is not given to Mikati to form his government, then nobody knows what will happen in Lebanon.
Also, at IRNA: "West has double-standards towards Israel, says British journalist." Guess who the "British journalist" is . . . that's right, Yvonne Ridley!

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