Britain Says Hizbullah Offering Support to 'Tyrant' Assad

| 19.01,12. 04:33 PM |

 

Britain Says Hizbullah Offering Support to 'Tyrant' Assad 


British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday accused Hizbullah and its main regional ally Iran of supporting the Syrian regime's violent crackdown on the country's uprising.

Cameron told lawmakers in the House of Commons that both were offering backing to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"Britain needs to lead the way in making sure we tighten the sanctions, the travel bans, the asset freezes, on Syria," Cameron said.

"In terms of who is actually helping the Syrian government to oppress their people, there is now growing evidence that Iran is providing a huge amount of support," he noted.

"People should also know that Hizbullah is also an organization that is standing up and supporting this wretched tyrant who is killing so many of his own people."

Thousands have been killed in Syria's crackdown on the 10-month-old uprising, and Cameron has pledged to press for tougher international sanctions — despite opposition from Russia and China.

Cameron is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the violence.

In August, Hizbullah denied a French media report accusing the party of being involved in the killing of Syrian soldiers who had refused to shoot at anti-regime protesters.

“Hizbullah has already released several statements denying the accusations launched by some Syrian dissidents and some other parties about Hizbullah’s involvement in the events taking place in Syria, and its statements had always stressed its keenness on Syria and its leadership, people and institutions and its wishes as to reaching solutions that meet the aspirations of all Syrians regarding reform and stability,” the party said.

“Hizbullah’s response to the claims circulated by these dissidents stems from its keenness on clarifying the picture and preventing the Arab and international public opinion from being misled by some individuals who are seeking to gain the support of the international conspiracy against the forces of resistance and defiance in the region,” it noted.

AP,NN

 



(Votes: 0)

Other News

The Netherlands Confirms to the SNC that it will Maintain Pressure on the Syrian Regime March 14: Govt. Must Hold those Responsible for Ashrafiyeh Bldg 32 Dead across Syria as Blast Kills 8 in Idlib Thailand Charges Hizbullah Suspect in Terror Probe Jumblat: Terrorism Theories No Longer Convince the Angry Masses Ban to Assad: Stop Killing Your People Hariri via Twitter: Ban’s Visit Aimed at Stressing Need for Lebanon to Respect STL France 2 Raises Doubts about the Regime’s Account of Jacquier’s Death  Russian 'Dangerous Cargo' Ship has Arrived in Syria Qatar’s Emir Favors Sending Arab Troops to Syria  cruise ship runs aground off Italian coast Demonstrators Vow Support for syrian Army Defectors Ban Arrives in Beirut, Asks Lebanon to Protect Itself against Terrorism 9 Dead as Syrians Take to Streets in Support of Rebel Army SNC and FSA Agree on Activating Coordination Mechanism Syrian Forces Kill 12, Fire on Protesters in Presence of Monitors SNC Strongly Condemns the Attack on Arab League Observers' Convoy March 14: Govt. Must Distance Lebanon from Syrian Crisis after Assad’s Hint of More Violence French Journalist among 7 Dead as Rocket Hits Reporters in Homs Syrian Forces Kill 16 Civilians Turkey Urges Syrian Opposition to Use 'Peaceful Means' Mohammad al-Hamwi, a spokesman for the Australian Syrian Association Syrian Official: We Will Settle Score with Jumblat When Time Comes 25 Dead in New Damascus Blast, Opposition Urges Int'l Probe March 14 condemns the official mum over Wadi Khaled incident 13 Dead as Syria Accuses U.S. of Interfering in Arab League Jumblat: Russia, Iran Must Consider the ‘Power of the Powerless’ in Syrian Crisis Mubarak Stretchered into Court, Trial Adjourned  Hariri Slams More Killings in Syria, Says Observers Should Say the Trut Arabi on Syria Observer Mission: Snipers, Gunfire Remain in Cities