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August 15, 2014 10:17 am

Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah Lashes Out at Islamic State

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday warned Druze leaders in Lebanon of the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) jihadist terror group, the Lebanese Daily Star reported.

In his first meeting in three years with Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, Nasrallah warned that ISIS poses an existential threat to all minorities in the region, including in Lebanon. According the Daily Star, Nasrallah clarified Hezbollah’s position on the current state of regional affairs, which was relayed to the newspaper by a Hezbollah official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Nasrallah said, “All the reports we receive indicate that the Islamic State is planning on expanding toward Jordan and Saudi Arabia by undermining the security and stability of these countries.” ISIS, he added, is “seriously considering expanding toward new arenas, and this should be treated not as a conspiracy, but rather as a battle of life and death no less important than fighting the Israeli enemy, as its actions and objectives only serve Israel.”

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