BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc said Thursday a possible U.S. strike on Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons would be "direct and organized terrorism” that would threaten the region, regardless of pretext.
“The bloc considers U.S. aggression on Syria or the threat to do so as direct and organized terrorism which represents a challenge to the region and its people, as well as a blatant threat to regional and international peace and security,” the bloc said in a statement following its weekly meeting.
The statement said Hezbollah condemned and rejected the possible attack regardless of what prompted it.
The U.S. accused Syrian President Bashar Assad, Hezbollah’s main ally, of using chemical weapons against its people on several occasions, including an Aug. 21 attack, which Washington said killed over 1,400 people.
Assad’s allies, Iran and Russia, have warned the U.S. against attacking Syria.
Iran has said that aggression on Syria would engulf the entire region and threaten Israel.
In their weekly statement, Hezbollah’s lawmakers also said the attack would reveal the American designs to dominate the region.
“The U.S. administration reached a level of direct involvement in Syria which proves that the crisis in Syria is a conspiracy, part of a strategic project to control the region,” the bloc’s statement said.