Hezbollah: diplomacy doesn't work with Israel
Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah stressed Sunday that diplomacy is not the best way to deal with Israel, vowing to never stand on the "neutral side" when it comes to dealing with the Israeli threats to Lebanon, Xinhua reported.
"Some groups are adopting a conspiracy path to protect Israel," Hezbollah's MP Mohamad Raad was quoted by the National News Agency (NNA) as saying during a ceremony in the southern village of Zawtar.
The official added that "we are waiting since the 2006 war for international diplomacy to force Israel to withdraw from occupied Lebanese lands, but facts have shown that diplomacy is not the best way to deal with Israel."
Raad vowed not to stand "on the neutral side" when it comes to dealing with "Israeli threats" to Lebanon.
He stressed that Hezbollah's "resistance" is the only reason that forced Israel to withdraw from the south of Lebanon in 2000.
Hezbollah fought a devastating war with Israel in 2006. The Shiite group, backed by Iran and Syria, is the only Lebanese armed group other than the armed forces.