Nasrallah backs Syria’s anti-Israeli stance

jos_hassan_nasarallahThe Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement Syed Hassan Nasrallah has expressed his support for Syria’s anti-Israeli stance. According to Nasrallah, Syria’s stance against Israel is of great significance in the current situation of the region. The comments came after Israeli officials threatened Syria with war. On Thursday, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. “When there is another war, you will not just lose it, but you and your family will lose power,” Lieberman said. “There must be a correlation, because unfortunately, until now a military defeat did not mean a loss of power,” he added. The remarks came three days after Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Syria should clinch a peace deal with Israel or it would find itself in a “full-fledged war” with Tel Aviv. Syed Hassan Nasrallah also pointed out that Washington and Tel Aviv had a hand in Wednesday’s major blast in Karbala. A bomb planted on a parked motorcycle exploded on the outskirts of the holy city of Karbala, killing at least 23 Shia pilgrims and leaving more than 147 others wounded amid tight security before the huge religious procession on Friday. The bomb exploded at about 11 a.m. (0800 GMT) in an area known as Ibrahimia, near the east entrance into Karbala, about 80 km (50 miles) south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. In another incident on Monday, at least 41 people were killed in northeast Baghdad when a bomb was detonated in a crowd of pilgrims heading to Karbala. They were among hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who are walking to Karbala this week to observe the 40th day after the anniversary of Imam Hossein’s (PBUH) death. For the commemoration, the pilgrims will converge on the city where Imam Hussain(AS) is buried after being slain over thirteen centuries ago.


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