Saturday, 7 June 2014

S. Nasrallah: Political Solution in Syria Starts and Ends with President Assad

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Sayyed Nasrallah

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on the terrorist groups in Syria to acknowledge their defeat as their military options are restricted and the horizons of their war are blocked.

Sayyed Nasrallah, who was speaking during the memorial service of the head of Islamic Association for Education and Teaching, Sheikh Mostafa Qassir, stressed that the presidential elections in Syria announced the failure of teh international war against.

"The Syrians challenged the American and the Western pressures through their historical turnout," Sayyed Nasrallah added, " Instead of exerting these pressures which aimed at confiscating the Syrians' will, the US and the West must have allowed the Syrian immigrants to vote at the Syrian embassies in the Western countries."
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the Syrian Presidential elections confirmed the following points:

- The Syrians have preserved their country's integrity and permanence.
- The Syrian government is still able to manage the citizens affairs.
 - The Syrians can determine their destiny, regardless of all the foreign wills.
- The battle is not between the Syrians and the regime.
- Who wants to reach a political solution in Syria must not ignore the results of the presidential elections.

"Any political solution must start and end with president Bashar Assad," Sayyed Nasrallah stressed.

His eminence considered that the political solution must be based on considering the results of the presidential elections and halting the military support to the militant groups.

"Blacklisting the terrorist groups is insufficient. Military support must be stopped," he pointed out, "Some regional countries blacklisted the militant groups in Syria yet kept supporting them financially and logistically."
Lebanese Presidential Elections

Sayyed Nasrallah called on all the Lebanese political parties to exert their efforts in order to elect a new president, away from the foreign wills and interventions.

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah addressed March 14 team, "Since you accuse the Shiite duo of seeking presidential void in order to reach the tripartite power-sharing, you can deactivate the plan by electing a new president.

"Though we denied this baseless accusation, March 14 team insists on it, knowing that the French were the first party to raise this issue in Tehran."

"We have never thought of tripartite power-sharing,  and we have never demanded it or sought to achieve it," his eminence asserted.

Sayyed Nasrallah also said that the Lebanese must not wait the Iranian-Saudi negotiations to settle their stances regarding the presidential elections.

"The Iranians do not impose on their allies the political options because they respect them," he added, "The Saudis are preoccupied with other regional files and have reiterated that they will not intervene in the Lebanese presidential elections." 

Sayyed Nasrallah concluded that the Lebanese themselves must conduct the presidential elections.

"In addition to the international will to pacify the situation in Lebanon, all the Lebanese parties are concerned with preserving the country's security and stability by mainly pacifying the political rhetoric and freeing it from the tone of sectarian incitement."

Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed the importance of enhancing the governmental plans to settle the security conditions in the country.
Source: Al Manar TV
06-06-2014 - 19:52 Last updated 06-06-2014 - 20:58

Nasrallah: Syria's election exposed Western hypocrisy

Hezbollah supporters gather in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil to watch a televised address by Hassan Nasrallah, the movement's chief, to mark the 14th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon. (Photo: AFP - Mahmoud Zayyat)
Published Friday, June 6, 2014
Syria's presidential election exposed the hypocrisy of Western powers who preach democracy, but did everything in their power to prevent Syrians from voting, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday.
And by boycotting the election, the Syrian opposition missed out on an opportunity to initiate peaceful dialogue with the government, Nasrallah added in a televised speech given during a memorial ceremony for Sheikh Mustafa Kassir, the former head of the Islamic Institution for Education, who passed last week.
"America and the West and some regional countries did everything they could to prevent presidential elections from taking place in Syria," Nasrallah said.
"These countries allege they want democracy and people to express their wills. Why, then, didn’t you allow them to vote?," Nasrallah asked.
Many countries, including France, Germany, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, banned Syrian expats from voting in the June 3 election that saw the reelection of President Bashar al-Assad.
Enormous crowds of Syrian refugees flocked to their embassy in Lebanon on March 28 and 29 for absentee voting in a move that infuriated Assad's Western opponents who have been insisting for years that the Syrian president has no support.
The scenes of tens of thousands of Syrians waving their flag and carrying Assad's portrait as they chanted pro-Syria slogans and danced led to accusations that the refugees were coerced into voting, with local media and political figures calling on them to be expelled from Lebanon.
Some accused Hezbollah, whose troops are fighting in Syria's three year war on the side of government forces, of threatening Syrians to go to the polls, a charge flatly rejected by Nasrallah.
"We all saw this what happened in Lebanon in front of the Syrian embassy [with the mass turnout], and I'd like to say that not only was the [pro-opposition] March 14 bloc surprised, but even we were surprised," he said.
"[The opposition] said Hezbollah put pressure on people [to vote] and provided transportation, but none of this is true. Nobody put pressure on them or provided for logistics."
Then on June 3, thousands more Syrians in Lebanon crossed the border to vote despite an interior ministry threat to revoke their refugee status.
"They expected the ballot stations to be empty. Even in Syria, they expected a widespread boycott of elections and that the government’s true nature would be uncovered, but it backfired," Nasrallah said. "Elections were held, and what were the political results certified by the turnout?"
Nasrallah also spoke on two hot issues in Lebanon: The presidential vacuum, and the failure of Parliament to pass salary hike bill.
Regarding the presidential vacuum in Lebanon, Nasrallah dismissed accusations by Hezbollah's opponents from the March 14 political alliance that the movement is attempting to sabotage the government by having its legislators boycott Parliament sessions scheduled to vote for a new head of state.
Lebanon has been without a president since Michel Sleiman's term expired on May 25. Legislators had failed in five attempts since April to choose a successor due to a lack of quorum as MPs affiliated with the March 8 political bloc boycotted most sessions.
"If you believe that we are striving for a political or presidential vacuum to impose a change on the system, then go ahead and choose a president and put an end to the vacuum," he said. "Choose a strong president" who will defend national interests, "and see that we are ready for such an approach" to end the crisis, he added.
March 14 has nominated Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, a convicted war criminal, as its presidential candidate. March 8 says it will never allow a president with blood on his hands such as Geagea, who was behind the murder of former prime minister Rashid Karami, to be elected, and urges its rivals to choose a consensus candidate.
The party chief also urged lawmakers to solve the wage scale issue as soon as possible.
"Most Lebanese families have members in the public sector, teachers in public schools or children who have official exams," Nasrallah noted.
"There is a crucial need to solve the wage scale issue as soon as possible. The MPs have a humanitarian and national duty to do so," he added, referring to a bill that would increase the salaries of civil sector workers and teachers by 121 percent.
Teachers are threatening to boycott Lebanon's official exams should Parliament fail to pass the wage scale.
The Union Coordination Committee, a powerful coalition of teachers and civil sector workers, has been battling for almost three year to get the bill passed, but legislators continue to drag their feet on the issue due to pressure by banks and big business lobbying against it.

السيد حسن نصرالله يعلن فشل الحرب على سوريا

اعتبر أمين عام حزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله ان “اهم حدث حصل في الاونة الاخيرة هو الانتخابات الرئاسية وهذا الاقبال الشعبي يُعتبر انجازا وانتصارا لسوريا وشعبها”، مشيرا الى انه “في الماضي بذلت اميركا والغرب وغيرهم لمنع حصول انتخابات في سوريا”.

وخلال كلمة له في احتفال تأبيني للشيخ مصطفى قصير، اشار نصرالله الى ان “الغرب هدد وتوعد انه اذا حصلت انتخابات سنفعل كذا وكذا، لكن هذه التهديدات والضغوط ايضا، ونعرف ان ضغوطا مورست على القيادة السورية لعدم اجراء انتخابات، لكن الموقف السوري كان حاسما لاجراء الانتخابات”.

ورأى نصرالله ان “الضغط الذي حصل على الشعب السوري مسبقا بانها مهزلة ولن نعترف بها، هذه ضغوط، وكل الذين رفضوا الانتخابات بسوريا ووصفوها قبل ان تجري بأنها مهزلة وغير شرعية ولا تعبر عن الارادة الشعبية هم يصادرون الارادة السورية الشعبية”.

وسأل نصرالله “من مصلحة النظام حصول انتخابات شعبية فكيف يتهموه بانه سيرسل سيارات مفخخة؟”، معتبرا ان “الانتخابات حصلت رغم كل الموانع والضغوط وفتاوى التكفير”، لافتا الى “اننا رأينا ما حصل في الانتخابات”.

ولفت نصرالله الى انه “قالوا ان الذين انتخبوا بالسفارة السورية في لبنان هم عناصر في “حزب الله”، وهذا كلام سخيف، ووزارة الداخلية بيدكم فعودوا وشاهدوا الصور”.

واكد نصرالله ان “الملايين شاركوا في الانتخابات وهذا امر لا يمكن لاحد ان ينكره، والشعب السوري في هذه الانتخابات ثبّت وحدة سوريا، فكل الذين كانوا يخططون لتقسيم سوريا جاءت الانتخابات لتثبت ان سوريا واحدة، ثانيا الشعب ثبّت بقاء الدولة وانها قادرة على ادارة انتخابات، ثالثا اكد الشعب ارادة الصمود عند السوريين وعدم اليأس وعدم التخلي عن مستقبله لتصنعنه دول العالم”.

واضاف نصرالله ان “السوريين هم الذين يصنعون بلدهم ويعيدون اصلاح نظامهم السياسي، رابعا قالت الملايين ان المعركة ليست بين النظام والشعب، لو كانت كذلك لوجدنا فقط بضعة آلاف تتوجه الى صناديق الانتخاب، وعند توجه الملايين فهذا يعني ان القيادة تتمتع بحاضنة شعبية كبيرة جدا”، معتبرا انه “يستطيعون في لبنان نزع صفة نازح عن السوري ولكن لا يستطيعون ازالة عنه صفة انه ناخب سوري”.

واعتبر نصرالله ان “الانتخابات اعلان سياسي وشعبي بفشل الحرب على سوريا، ومن يريد حلا سياسيا في سوريا لا يستطيع تجاهل الانتخابات الرئاسية التي تدل على ان اي حل لا يستند الى جنيف 1 او جنيف 2، وليس صحيحا ان الحل يستند الى استقالة الرئيس السوري بشار الاسد، وهذا الامر لم يعد واردا بعدما اعاد الشعب انتخاب الاسد، والانتخابات تقول لكل المعارضة والدول الاقليمية والعالمية ان الحل السياسي في سوريا يبدأ وينتهي مع الاسد”.

ورأى نصرالله ان “الحل السياسي يقوم على مقدمتين اساسيتين الاولى الاخذ بنتائج الانتخابات، وثانيا وقف دعم الجماعات التكفيرية بما يساعد على وقف القتال والحرب، ولا يكفي ان تقوم بعض الدول العربية او الاقليمية بوضع هذه الجماعات على لائحة الارهاب لأن هناك دول في المنطقة وضعت او قد تضع هذه الجماعات على لائحة الارهاب لكنها لا زالت تقدم الدعم لها”.

ولفت نصرالله الى “اننا نناشد كل الجماعات المقاتلة في سوريا من خلال الوقائع الميدانية والسياسية ان لا أفق لقتالكم سوى المزيد من سفك الدماء وتدمير البلاد، لا افق للحرب العسكرية في سوريا، والحفاظ على ما تبقى ومن تبقى في سوريا من اهلها وشعبها المقاوم ومن عمرانها وحقولها وصناعتها، ويتوقف على ان يذهب الجميع الى المصالحة والحوار ووقف نزف الدم والقتال المتواصل الذي لم يعد يخدم اي اهداف داخلية سورية”.

وأعرب نصرالله عن “مباركته للشعب السوري بهذا الانجاز وللأسد هذه الثقة المتجددة بقيادته”، متوجها للبنانيين بالقول:”لا تقلقوا اذا انتصرت سوريا بل اقلقوا اذا هُزمت، انتصار سوريا سيكون مباركا عليها وعلى المنطقة”.

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