Hezbollah accuses opposition of seeking to import Syria crisis

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 Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah accused Thursday Lebanon’s March 14 opposition of seeking to import the crisis in neighboring Syria.

“If the other team was in government, they would have involved Lebanon in fighting inside Lebanon and in Syria,” said Nasrallah, President Bashar Assad’s strongest supporter in Lebanon.

Nasrallah praised the Lebanese government’s policy of dissociation toward events in Syria, saying it had prevented the fighting from spilling into the country.

“It’s thanks to our stance and the stance of the current Lebanese government with regards to the Syrian crisis that fighting in Syria has been prevented from spreading to us,” he said.

Nasrallah said the dissociation policy should remain as is but that Lebanon should work toward securing reconciliation in its neighbor.

“I’m not asking the Lebanese government to abandon its disassociation policy … but to develop Lebanon’s political stance to pressure and help those who support a political reconciliation and dialogue in Syria,” Nasrallah said.

“The Lebanese government should appeal to U.S., the Europeans, U.N., the Arab League and tell them that their approach to the Syrian crisis is putting pressure on Lebanon that it cannot handle at the economic, social and economic levels,” he added.

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