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Hezbollah will relinquish weapons once Israel does: Musawi

BEIRUT: Loyalty to Resistance Bloc MP Hussein Musawi, said Saturday that Hezbollah would relinquish their weapons to the Lebanese government once the Israeli army hands in theirs, reported Lebanon’s National News Agency.

"Tell [the Americans] that we will hand in our weapons to the Lebanese government once Israel hands in its arms," Musawi said during a commemoration of the July 2006 war in the Bekaa valley. Such an exchange would prove that the resistance’s weapons were not for use inside Lebanon, Musawi said. "Our weapons are for facing Israeli arms."

The politician also said the fight against Zionism extended beyond Lebanon to the entire Islamic world. He accused the March 14 opposition of being under the command of the American ambassador.

The opposition, namely the Future bloc, was also accused by Musawi of betting on Syria's demise, and the possibility of an Israeli war. "If they have a problem with weapons, we have a problem with submission," declared the MP.

 

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