MP Fayyad says Hezbollah will not be dragged into sectarian tension


Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad said that his party will not be dragged into a policy of inciting sectarian tension, National News Agency (NNA)quoted him as saying on Saturday.

“If the other party is betting on security developments in Syria, we reassure them that Syria is overcoming its crisis,” Fayyad also said in reference to the March 14 opposition which is supporting the people of Syria in their pro-democracy protests

“Syria will overcome its current crisis and will be united and stable”, he added.

“If the other party is betting that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will end the Resistance, we reassure it that this will not happen .” He said

The pro-democracy protest against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has entered the seventh month . Over 2,600 protesters have been killed according to the UN Human Rights Committee.The protesters are calling for democracy and freedom and are demanding that Assad should step down .

The tribunal was created by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution, at Lebanon’s request, to try those responsible for former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination. He was killed in a suicide car bombing on February 14, 2005.

Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL. However, the Shiite group strongly denied the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court.