Syria Opposition Leader: Assad's Fall Does Not Mean End of Ties with Hizbullah

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Dr. Burhan Ghalioun, head of the Syrian National Council, told the Algerian newspaper El-Shorouk: "Hizbullah is not our enemy. On the contrary - the greatest support in the Arab world for Hizbullah came from the Syrians because it performed a noble deed when it stood up to Israel and blocked an Israeli attack. However, today people are suspicious of Hizbullah because it has clearly supported the regime which acts with all forms of violence against its citizens." Thus, the premise that the fall of the Assad regime will bring about the end of Syria's relationship with Iran or Hizbullah does not reflect Ghalioun or his organization's worldview.

2012-02-29 00:00:00

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