BEIRUT — In response to a speech delivered by Secretary-General of Lebanese Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday in which he said that the permit to resort to Article VII and internationalization is reprehensible and a call the occupation of Lebanon, President of the Universal Syriac Union Party Ibrahim Mrad said that he will not stop demanding the internationalization of the issues in Lebanon.
International intervention under Article VII to liberate Lebanon and the region from the destructive axis of Iran and Hezbollah is necessary to preserve the country, said Mrad.
He continued, “You showed yesterday, again, that you are the governor and ruler by God’s order to the Lebanese state and its people by occupying it with the weapons and money of the Republic of Iran. You consider that any international intervention in the Lebanese file to save the people and the state is an infringement on your property and the property of your axis, and here we say to you and your axis and your weapons, that you are the axis of evil and the weapon of occupation and treachery.”
Mrad continued his stiff rebuttal of Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon with a defense of Syriac Maronite Patriarch Mor Bechara Boutros al-Raï and others calling for international intervention in the country. “As for your veiled threats to [the Patriarch], the media, and all the activists who demand international intervention, neutrality, federalism, and other projects of salvation of Lebanon and its return to its pride, dignity, and sovereignty, we assure you that we will continue to struggle. We will not fear your assassinations, your treachery, your hatred, and your terrorism.”