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The Interactions of Nasrallah’s Speech

The press focused on the following ideas and stands that the speech of the leader of resistance expressed:
First, on the Lebanese level, the speech dealt with the essential issues in the Lebanese condition:
- 1. The speech called for healing the wounds and discussing quietly the realities and data related to the recent developments, which resulted from al-Siniora government’s decisions.
- 2. The speech stressed the policy of extending the hand to all the sides in Lebanon and called the Future Trend to build on the legacy if Rafiq al-Hariri and join building the state with resistance.
- 3. The speech focused on the content of the historical experience of resistance and its ability to provide a strategic defense and liberation example.
- 4. Nasrallah stressed that the resistance’s weaponry will not be used to achieve political gains, wondering about the nature of the other weaponry, which appeared during the recent events. He also stressed his rejection of using the state’s weaponry against resistance or any opposing side.
- 5. Nasrallah directly retaliated against the Saudi cabinet’s statement, which called for modifying the constitution to lay the foundation of Lebanon’s Arabhood saying that the Lebanese only need preventing foreign intervention.
- 6. The speech stressed the unity of the opposition in dealing with the formation of the unity government and that the representation should be from all the sects even at the expense of Hizbullah’s share.
- 7. The speech hailed the stands of the Druze and Sunni leaders, which prevented the schism.
- 8. The speech stressed Hizbullah’s clinging to protecting a plural Lebanon. This was considered as retaliation against the press and political campaigns against the party.
- 9. Nasrallah revealed a happy surprise concerning the captives saying progress was achieved in the indirect negotiations with Israel concerning the captives.
- 10. Nasrallah considered Doha agreement as a victory for Lebanon.

Second, on the Arab level, the Arab press focused on the speech of Hassan Nasrallah, but the press of the Saudi royal family attacked the speech.
- 1. The press focused on Nasrallah’s stand, which stresses supporting resistance in Iraq and his call for all the leaders of Iraq not to give up their country.
- 2. The press focused on the Lebanese resistance’s strategic achievements and the example it offered in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.
- 3. The press focused on the speech’s highlighting of the stands of Sunni leaderships and movements which confronted sectarian provocation.
- 4. The press focused on Nasrullah’s clinging to Lebanon’s Arab identity and the readiness to cooperate with all the Lebanese sides to secure stability predicting a quiet summer.

Arab and International Press

The Emirate paper al-Khalij said the Western states can no loner see except with Zionist eyes.
Al-Bayan said in its editorial that the topic of national conciliation in Iraq jumped the e forefront again.
The Syrian daily Tichrin said what happened in Lebanon strengthens the method of resistance.
The British paper the Times quoted former US president Jimmy Carter as saying that Israel has 15o nuclear weapons.

Satellite Stations’ News

The Syrian satellite station said president Basharal-Assad received a message from the prince of Qatar who thanked him for his efforts that helped to reach Doha a agreement.

Lebanese Press

Ad-Diyar said the speech of taking the oath by president Michel Suleiman, and the speech of secretary general of Hizbullah, on the 8th anniversary of the liberation day, opened a new stage in Lebanon on the level of building the state pointing out that Nasrullah hailed the election of Suleiman and stressed that the resistance’s weaponry should not be used inside Lebanon
As-Safir said the speech of secretary general of Hizbullah included an indirect declaration of accepting the nomination of Saad al-Hariri for the position of the prime minister
An-Nahar said the security tension in al-Mazra’a Cornice affected the atmospheres of solution in Lebanon.

Television Stations’ News in Lebanon

Al-Manar said the speech of the secretary general of Hizbullha lays the foundation of a new history in Lebanon.
The NTV said leader of the future trend did not decide yet to accept the position of prime minister.
The NBN said the round of life returned to its nature in Lebanon with the entrance of the new president to B’aada palace.
The OTV said the international consensus on President Michel Suleiman is a paradox that reflects all the contradictions.
The LBC said the speech of liberation stole lights from the speech of taking the oath.
The Future said the election of president Suleiman filled the vacuum in Lebanon.

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