BEIRUT: The Future bloc condemned Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian crisis Tuesday and warned against involving Lebanon in a violent conflict, the state-run National News Agency reported.
“The bloc denounces, in the strongest terms, the increasing involvement of Hezbollah in the armed conflict in Syria by fighting alongside the army of the Syrian regime and its shabiha,” the bloc said in a statement released after its weekly meeting.
Shabiha refers to armed men, loyal to the Syrian leadership, who allegedly assist the Syrian army in repressing rebels.
“These actions implicate the party and Lebanon in an endless conflict, undermine all the fake slogans of non-interference in Syrian affairs and expose the Cabinet’s disassociation policy, which is used only for media purposes,” the statement added.
The bloc accused Hezbollah of turning itself into a “tool used in the regional conflict [and does not serve] the interests of the Lebanese people, who refuse to take part in fights that greatly harm Lebanon’s citizens and the safety of its territories.”