21-09-2019 07:33 AM Jerusalem Timing

Rafiq Hariri’s Counselor: Late PM Wanted to Protect Hezbollah, Not Disarm It

Rafiq Hariri’s Counselor: Late PM Wanted to Protect Hezbollah, Not Disarm It

Late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s Counselor Moustapha Nasser assured Sunday that the late PM had extended his hand to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in order to protect the resistance, not to remove its arms.

Late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s Counselor Moustapha Nasser assured Sunday that the late PM had extended his hand to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in order to protect the resistance, not to take away its arms.

As Nasser assured that the late PM was about to form an electoral alliance with the resistance before his assassination, he revealed that Saad Hariri proceeded in this agreement, until Fouad Seniora tore the agreement sheet.

Moustapha NasserSpeaking to Al-Jadeed TV Channel, Rafiq Hariri’s Counselor reassured the good relation between the late PM and the resistance, saying that “the relation was based on trust.”

“The base of this trust was that Rafiq Hariri extended his hand to Hasan Nasrallah, in order to protect the resistance, not to disarm it,” Nasser said.

He indicated that “PM (Rafiq) Hariri was about to make an agreement with Sayyed Hasan on the electoral alliance. They were preparing for the elections, that is PM Hariri was martyred on the 14th of February, 2005, and the parliamentary elections were close.”

From here, Nasser stated: “I went to Sheikh Saad Hariri’s House in Riyadh, along with (Hezbollah Secretary General’s Political Assistant) Hussein Khalil, and Minister Ali Hasan Khalil. We met for three days without leaving his house, and we made an agreement to settle the quartet agreement (Hezbollah, Amal Movement, Future Party, and Progressive Socialist Party).”

However, Nasser revealed that “PM Seniora tore the papers in Beirut, and indicated that Saad Hariri didn’t have the authority to approve this agreement.”

Moustapha Nasser’s statements came after Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted, in his latest speech, Martyr Rafiq Hariri’s supportive stance to the resistance and its arms, until a settlement between Palestine and the Zionist entity is reached.