Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah urged restraint on Tuesday after a group of Shia Muslim Lebanese men were reported kidnapped by rebels in Syria while returning home from a pilgrimage in Iran.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah and Amal movement are following the kidnapping of the Lebanese men in Aleppo very seriously, calling on people not to cut off roads or exercise any violence because it does not serve the issue.Sayyed Nasrallah during Al-Manar TV newscast
Sayyed Nasrallah was speaking in the name of Amal Movement leader Nabih Berri and the leaderships of Hezbollah and Amal movement who are working on the highest levels to secure their release.
A group of Syrian militants abducted a number of Lebanese visitors who were on their way back from Iran where they visited the holy sites there.
His eminence while condemning the act appealed for calm among people. “We want cooperation from people and we call them not to cut roads or burn tyres,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding that he fears foreigners may cause problems with the army and other groups and take the country into the unknown.
In response to some people who threatened to kidnap Syrian nationals in Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah said that this act of revenge is forbidden and that the Syrian nationals are “our brothers, and nobody should make such unacceptable act personally.”
Sayyed Nasrallah called on the Lebanese government to shoulder its responsibility concerning this case and make every necessary effort to secure the release of the Lebanese men.
“Contacts started with the Syrian authorities and with some influential regional states since the early moment, we did not stop short at any way for the sake of their release… Your sons and families are our responsibility and you know us how we shoulder our responsibilities,” Sayyed Nasrallah announced.