Aoun Says 'More than Guaranteed' Hizbullah Won't Turn Its Arms Inwards
Written by Malek
by naharnet - President Michel Aoun has stressed that Hizbullah's
weapons “do not contradict with the State,” noting that it is “more than
guaranteed” that Hizbullah will not “turn its arms inwards.” “As long as there is Israeli-occupied land and as long
as the army is not strong enough to fight Israel, we sense that there is
a need for the presence of the resistance's arms so that they complete
the army's weapons,” Aoun said in an interview on the Egyptian TV
channel CBC. “Hizbullah are the residents of the South and are among
the Lebanese citizens whose land was occupied and part of the land is
still occupied,” the president noted, emphasizing that “certainly
Hizbullah's arms do not contradict with the State and are an essential
component of the means to defend Lebanon.” Aoun added: “We have a land occupied by Israel and when
Israel usurps certain territory, it would be difficult to recapture it.
This is how we must view Hizbullah's weapons.” “It is more than guaranteed that Hizbullah will not turn its arms inwards,” the president reassured.