World Bulletin / News Desk
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Sunday for Arab political forces to "stop the war on Syria," promising that if they left the country alone, his the group would also withdraw.
"If you want to prevent this region from falling into chaos that will not end for decades, stop the war onSyria," Nasrallah said, addressing all political forces in the Arab world.
"Get the fighters out of Syria, let the Syrians reconcile," the leader of the Iranian-backed movement said. "Of course if that happened, we would not remain in Syria either."
Hezbollah fighters helped turn the tide for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the military struggle against rebels last year. Assad now has a firm hold on much of central Syrian territory around the capital and the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Nasrallah's speech also appeared to be a response to Lebanese politician Saad Hariri, who on Friday vowed to tackle militancy within his own Sunni sect but said Hezbollah must end its involvement in Syria to avoid a "sectarian holocaust".
"If these groups won, would there be a future for the Future party in Lebanon?" he asked. "All of us will be treated the same and the proof is what has happened in Syria...in Afghanistan or Pakistan or Somalia," he said, referring to countries where al Qaeda-linked groups have at times seized territory.
Nasrallah said Hezbollah could not allow rebels to win in Syria and asked his followers for more sacrifice and patience.
"The people who died in these bombs - women and children, young and old - are just like our men who have been martyred in Syria," he said. "Is this part of the battle worthwhile? Yes it is worth it."Last Mod: 17 Şubat 2014, 09:51