Hezbollah chief to avoid politics during his Ashura speech


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah will make an appearance to mark the first days of Ashura according to press release .

According to the press release Nasrallah he will not talk about politics in Lebanon nor the region.

Last Ashura which occurred on Dec 16 , 2010 Nasrallah attacked The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and predicted that ” it will vanish with the wind like other conspiracies before it”.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon was created by the United Nations Security Council in 2007 , at the request of the Government of Lebanon to investigate the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

“We reject any unjust accusation. We will overthrow the goals of this accusation as we have already overthrown part of it, and we will protect the Resistance and our country.” Nasrallah said last year.

Less than a month later and specifically on January 12, 2011 Hezbollah and allies with the help of the Shiite minister in the cabinet that represented president Michel Suleiman overthrew the government of former PM Saad Hariri over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) imminent indictment.

STL issued the indictments and arrest warrants on June 30. Two of the suspects Badreddine and Ayyash are reportedly senior members of Hezbollah and played leading roles in the assassination while the other two Hezbollah members Hassan Aneissy and Assad Sabra played a supporting role in the execution of the assassination.

“No Lebanese government will be able to carry out any arrests whether in 30 days, 30 years or even 300 years.” Nasrallah said following the announcement of the indictments.

It appears now that STL could also result in the fall of the current government which is headed by PM Nagib Mikati.

Update : Nasrallah delivered his speech . He did not talk politics but restricted his speech to religious issues that concern the Ashura