Hizbullah Denies Obtaining Chemical Arms from Syria
Hizbullah denied on Sunday that it would transfer chemical weapons from Syria to Lebanon if the regime of President Bashar Assad collapsed, the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper reported.
Its not the intention of Hizbullah to acquire such weapons, and Syria isnt willing to export any for several reasons, a source close to Hizbullah told the daily.
According to the source, the resistance uses weapons according to its needs, positions, and effectiveness thus it doesnt need weapons that have slow motion and spreading effects.
Israeli officials have continuously expressed concern over the developments in Syria and the possibility that Hizbullah might attempt to transfer advanced weapons systems or chemical weapons from Syria to Lebanon.
The Hizbullah source told the daily that the resistance also chooses arms that best serve its tactics.
It noted that the resistance realizes that the use of such missile types would prompt Israel to respond with similar or more deadly weaponry.
The reports on transferring chemical weapons from Syria are based on hostile intentions.
However, the source noted that Syria will not hesitate in providing Hizbullah with all types of advanced weapons systems so that the resistance remains the protective shield against Israel.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview on Channel 10 television on Friday that his country would consider military action if needed to ensure Syrian missiles or chemical weapons did not reach Hizbullah.
ah Denies Obtaining Chemical Arms from Syria