Hezbollah says won’t let U.S., Israel gain control of Syria

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A Hezbollah flag flutters during a ceremony in southern Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari, File)

Hezbollah stands ready to defend Syria against U.S. and Israeli designs to control the Arab state and views its involvement in the crisis in Lebanon’s neighbor as “political and strategic,” a Hezbollah official said Saturday.

Ibrahim Amin Sayyed described Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria as “political and strategic” and denied the resistance group was working against the demands of the Syrian people.

Nasrallah’s comments Tuesday drew wide condemnation from Lebanon’s opposition and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt, who accused the Hezbollah leader of trying to drag Lebanon into the conflict across the border.

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