File - Sheik Nabil Qaouq, Deputy Head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council attends a funeral in Hanaway, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. (AP)
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March 14 figures must stop being stubborn over the Syrian crisis and acknowledge the threat posed to Lebanon by armed rebels, the Deputy Head of Hezbollah's Executive Council said Sunday."The same sides that cover and back the takfiri emirate in Roumieh [Prison] are the ones covering and backing takfiri gangs in the north".In his verbal attack on March 14 one day after a controversial statement by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk that blamed Hezbollah for the failure of Lebanon's security plan, Qaouk said that Hezbollah never needed its rivals' permission to engage in battles.The party argues that its intervention in Syria has prevented jihadists from taking over Lebanon.Their political opponents in the March 14 bloc say Hezbollah's intervention in Syria has jeopardized the security of Lebanon.
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