Hezbollah Ready to Get Sophisticated Weapons from Syria

Agence France Presse (AFP)10.05.2013 Lebanon
Hezbollah Ready to Get Sophisticated Weapons from Syria

Hezbollah Ready to Get Sophisticated Weapons from Syria

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Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that his Lebanese militant group is ready to receive “game-changing weapons” from Syria.


Nasrallah’s statements come after an Israeli strike on Damascus earlier this week, which allegedly was aimed at stopping a weapons supply from reaching Hezbollah.

“If the aim of your (Israel's) attack was to prevent the strengthening of the resistance’s capabilities, then Syria will give the resistance sophisticated weapons the like of which it hasn’t seen before,” he said.

The Hezbollah Chief said Syria is able to respond to any Israeli aggression by providing the popular resistance with weapons.

Nasrallah hinted that if Syria was to provide his group with these arms it could end up changing the balance of power in the region, referring to Hezbollah and Israel.

Nasrallah added that his militant group stands by the popular resistance in the Golan Heights (map) and has vowed to provide it with military and moral support.

Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day war and subsequently annexed it.

Nasrallah’s speech comes after Syria said on Thursday that it is ready to retort to any further Israeli airstrikes on Damascus.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad told AFP on Thursday that “the instruction has been made to respond immediately to any new Israeli attack without [additional] instruction from any higher leadership, and our retaliation will be strong and will be painful against Israel.”

 

Source: AFP; Al Arabiya

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