Hezbollah will defend Iran, Syria if attacked, official says


Hezbollah considers an attack on any of its allies in the region, including Iran, an attack on the entire region, Hussein Khalil, the political adviser to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, told Kuwaiti newspaper al-Darsaid during in an interview.

“Hezbollah considers any attack on any faction of the resistance movements or on the two supporting nations of Iran or Syria, as an attack on all of them,” he said.

The subject of Hezbollah and its arms was addressed yesterday during the 5th anniversary commemoration of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri . Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel and former PM Fouad Siniora urged Hezbollah to hand over its weapons to the Lebanese army to strengthen the state and said the decision of war and peace should be made by the state only.

During the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel neither Iran nor Syria offered to defend Lebanon



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