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Promised victory coming for Syria, allies in Aleppo: Nasrallah

Iran Press TV

Fri Dec 9, 2016 6:44PM

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the "promised" victory is imminent for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Aleppo.

The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement made the remarks during an address to the nation on regional developments on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Russia said Syrian army ground forces and allies had liberated 52 blocks in the eastern parts of the northwestern city from the grip of foreign-backed militants and were in control of 93 percent of the whole city.

Washington and some of its Western allies have supported Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the region over the past few years, Nasrallah said, adding that cooperation and unity among nations are needed in the face of Takfiri threats in the region.

"Safeguarding the region as well as the Islamic civilization against Takfiri threats is the only way we have," Nasrallah said.

Hezbollah resistance fighters have been assisting government forces in Syria in the battle against terrorists.

The Hezbollah secretary general also commented on the presidency of Michel Aoun in Lebanon.

Relations between Hezbollah and the administration of the newly-elected president, Nasrallah said, will be based on mutual respect. He rejected rumors that the two sides would not get along well due to differences.

The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement also stated that Hezbollah had been falsely accused of hindering the formation of a new government.

"Everyone is responsible for looking for ways out, for solutions, and to cooperate for us to reach the necessary conclusion on the government," the Hezbollah leader said, referring to Lebanon's political factions.

He went on to say that "government... must be formed as soon as possible."

In early November, Lebanon's parliament elected Aoun, a Christian leader and strong ally of Hezbollah, as president, ending a vacuum in the post that had been dragging on since April 2014.

He has tasked Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, a Western-backed Sunni politician, with setting up a government.

Lebanon is expected to hold parliamentary elections in May 2017, the first legislative vote in the country in eight years.

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