Lebanese PM wants Hezbollah disarmed, out of Syria



Israel Hayom

Newly elected Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam says he will work to disarm Hezbollah, calls Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria inappropriate • Hezbollah claims responsibility for March border bombing in Har Dov area.

Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff and News Agencies

Newly elected Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has reportedly pledged to work to disarm Hezbollah, saying that “an armed militia acting in the name of resistance” has no place in a sovereign Lebanon.

In an interview with Arabic Al Arabiya TV channel, Salam also said that Hezbollah’s military involvement in the Syrian civil war is inappropriate.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah admitted Monday that Hezbollah was responsible for planting an explosive device last month in the Har Dov area that targeted an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border.

In an interview with Lebanese daily As-Safir, Nasrallah said that the bomb was placed in response to a February airstrike on a Hezbollah base that the group accused Israel of undertaking.

No Israeli soldiers were wounded in the March 14 roadside bombing. Such attacks have been rare since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

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