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      Nasrallah Vows Continued Support for Syria

      Hizbullah will be wherever is needed in Syria, its leader promises.
      By Elad Benari, Canada
      First Publish: 6/15/2013, 12:40 AM

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      Hizbullah will be wherever is needed in Syria, its leader promised on Friday, according to Al Arabiya.

      Hassan Nasrallah said his terror group’s intervention in Syria was “late” and came in response to a “global project” led by the United States and Israel to control not only Syria but the Middle East as a whole.

      Nasrallah dismissed accusations that his group is leading a sectarian war in Syria, saying, “The conflict in Syria is not between doctrines, not between Shiites and Sunnis; it is between two different projects.”

      He attacked pan-Arab television stations Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera and accused them of broadcasting “not only inaccurate, but false” information on the conflict.

      The Hizbullah chief said for the first time that his forces will remain involved in the conflict after helping the forces of President Bashar al-Assad control the town of Qusayr.

      “We are going ahead with our project and we bear all the consequences of it,” Nasrallah said, according to Al Arabiya.

      Initially Hizbullah said it wanted only to defend 13 Syrian villages along the border where Lebanese Shiites live, and the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine near Damascus, which is revered by Shiites around the world.

      However, its terrorists later encircled Qusayr with regime troops before the launch of a withering assault on the strategic border town.

      Hizbullah has been condemned for its role in the Syrian civil war. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced this week it will take action against Hizbullah loyalists living in the GCC countries, because of the terrorist’s group involvement in the Syrian war.

      One of the states, Bahrain, recently became the first Arab country to blacklist Hizbullah as a terrorist organization and later banned opposition groups from having contact with the organization.

      Influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, slammed Hizbullah this past week as the “party of Satan” that seeks to “sow discord” among Muslims.

      (Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)