Hezbollah, Amal stand by Iran and Syria against U.S., Israeli threats
Hezbollah and its Shiite ally, the Amal Movement led by Speaker Nabih Berri, vowed Monday to stand by Syria and Iran against U.S. and Israeli threats to attack the two countries, The Daily Star reported.
A joint statement issued after a meeting of the Hezbollah and Amal commands in the eastern city of Baalbek said Hezbollah and Amal emphasized their "firm support for the Islamic Republic in the face of American and Israeli threats".
The statement came amid mounting international pressures on Iran over its controversial nuclear program and against Syria over its brutal crackdown on an eight-month popular uprising demanding a regime change.
The two sides stressed the unity of Muslims, rejecting anything that harms the solidarity and unity of Muslims, the statement said.
Earlier this month, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah accused Washington of ramping up pressure on Iran and Syria as a way to divert attention from "America's defeat" as it withdraws its troops from Iraq by the end of the year.