The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, and that concerns Israel, the leader of Lebanon’s terrorist Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper.
In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in Lebanon “has dropped considerably” because of the “measures adopted along the Lebanese-Syrian border.”
Following the Syrian army and Hezbollah’s successes on the Syrian-Israeli border, “Israel’s eyes are now on the Galilee” in concern, as it failed in its attempt to “orchestrate riots in Syria.”
Nasrallah claimed Israel orchestrated these riots to achieve its goals of unseating Assad and defeating Hezbollah “after its failure in the Second Lebanon War.”
He also noted that “Israel’s concern about Iran is growing with each passing day.”
Hezbollah militants have been fighting alongside Syrian government troops against the rebels trying to oust Assad from power. The Shiite group’s fighters were instrumental in helping Assad’s forces dislodge opposition fighters from their strongholds along the countries’ border.
However, Hezbollah’s public role in the 3-year-old conflict has inflamed sectarian tensions in Lebanon. The country’s Sunni Muslims support the Syrian rebels. In the past weeks, the Sunni militants have carried out several deadly attacks on Hezbollah strongholds around Lebanon, claiming they were in revenge for Hezbollah’s help to the Syrian government.
As for Assad’s government in Damascus, Nasrallah said: “The danger of the Syrian regime’s fall has ended.”
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