Source: The Daily Star Lebanon
BEIRUT: Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called Tuesday on the Lebanese Cabinet to ask Arab states and Iran to provide equipment to the Lebanese Army.
Nasrallah also urged the Cabinet to consider the establishment of a nuclear reactor to meet the country’s future demand for electricity.
“All Arab states express love for Lebanon along with other friendly states and thus I suggest that the Cabinet determines the quality of weapons needed to equip the army and then submit its proposal to Arab states,” Nasrallah said.
He added that Lebanon’s regional position, “neighboring the Israeli enemy” called on the Cabinet to act swiftly to acquire weapons rather than discuss a long-term plan to equip the army.
“We do not want money but weapons because it will rust in your storage houses,” Nasrallah said with regard to the Cabinet proposal that should be submitted to Arab states.
He also called on the government to ask Iran for military aid, stressing that “Hizbullah will work hard through his friendship with Iran to equip the Lebanese Army.”
This legitimisation of military aid from Iran is yet another attempt to unite Arab states against the West. Iran has de facto provided weapons to Hezbollah, a vicious terrorist organisation with thousands of dead to its name, since Iran helped found Hezbollah in 1982.
The division that Hezbollah and its beliefs have caused, has decreased since Syria become one of its largest patrons alongside Iran, after Bashar Al-Assad inherited power.