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Hezbollah: Terrorism does not change our stand toward Syria

Sheik Nabil Qawouq said protecting consensus in Lebanon could protect the country from terrorism. (AP)

BEIRUT: The deputy head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council said Sunday that no terrorist attack in Lebanon could change Hezbollah’s position toward Syria, calling for a united stand against fundamentalist terrorism.

“The takfiris know well that car bombs and suicide attacks cannot change Hezbollah’s stand toward Syria,” Sheikh Nabil Qawouq said at commemoration ceremony for Mohammad Abdullah Jouni.

“What happened in Dahr al-Baidar should motivate March 8 and 14 to take a unified stand for the continuation of the struggle against takfiri terrorism,” he said. “Takfiri terrorism is a disease threatening the human race and an evil [moving] across borders."

He condemned the disruption of Parliament by March 14 MPs and called for the legislature to meet to discuss the salary scale draft law.

“Activating institutions and protecting consensus contributes to enhancing Lebanon’s immunity to takfiri terrorism,” he said.

The comments came two days after a car bomb went off at a police checkpoint in Dahr al-Baidar. The bombing killed a 49-year-old ISF officer and wounded 32 other people. Authorities say the target of the attack was a location in Beirut.





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