Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said his militia’s intervention in Syria was “late” and came in response to a “global project” led by the United States and Israel to control not only Syria but the Middle East as a whole.
Nasrallah dismissed accusations that his militia is leading a sectarian war in Syria. “The conflict in Syria is not between doctrines, not between Shiites and Sunnis; it is between two different projects.”
He attacked pan-Arab television stations Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera and accused them of broadcasting “not only inaccurate, but false” information on the conflict.
The Hezbollah chief said for the first time that his forces will remain involved in the conflict after helping the forces of President Bashar al-Assad control the town of Qusayr.
“We are going ahead with our project and we bear all the consequences of it,” Nasrallah said.
The United States announced on Thursday that it would provide military support for the Syrian rebels battling to overthrow the Syrian regime.
The U.S. announcement came after U.S. experts concluded that the Assad’s regime had used chemical weapons against the rebels, breaching what President Barack Obama had described as a “red line.”
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