BEIRUT

Lebanon News

Hezbollah voices support for Lebanese Army's measures

Hezbollah official Ammar Musawi, left, meets with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly in Beirut's southern suburbs, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: The head of Hezbollah’s International Relations Department, Ammar Musawi, expressed the resistance party’s support Saturday for the security measures undertaken by the Lebanese Army to preserve stability and pursue violators.

His comments came during a meeting with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. Musawi was quoted by Hezbollah’s press office as telling Plumbly that the resistance group supports the Army's measures and considers the military a "unifying national institution."

Lebanon has recently been plagued by a spate of kidnappings of Lebanese and foreign nationals. A tacit agreement between rival parties that the security situation in the country was spinning out of control created a political atmosphere conducive to the Army’s intervention.

Plumbly also discussed with Musawi a privately funded U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad that has sparked protests in countries with sizable Muslim populations, including Lebanon.

Musawi told Plumbly that Hezbollah condemns such insults, and reiterated party leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah's call for an international law that criminalizes insults to the “three celestial religions.”

 

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here