Nasrallah speaks during a televised speech broadcast on Al-Manar TV, Friday, August 15, 2014 (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah dubbed the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) an "existential threat" menacing Lebanon and the whole region but highlighted that the resistance party was capable of thwarting new conspiracies devised for the country and the region.Nasrallah said fighting the terrorist threat did not require "national consensus".Nasrallah said supporting the Lebanese Army and supplying it with qualitative weapons was a primary and primordial requirement toward countering the looming dangers.Nasrallah maintained that it was the tripartite formula of "the Army, the people and the resistance" that had proven to be the most effective in protecting the country, adding that "popular, moral and financial" support to the Army was crucial.Addressing the people of Arsal, Nasrallah said their future was with their people and neighbors in Baalbek and Hermel rather than with ISIS and the Nusra Front.Touching on the issue of the stalled presidential election, Nasrallah reiterated, without naming him, that the March 8 alliance's candidate was still the same, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun.
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