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17:58 | 2009-05-10


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Nasrallah, Berri, Aoun Form Alliance to Stand against US Plots

TEHRAN (FNA)- Three major political parties and fractions in Lebanon formed an alliance prior to parliamentary elections in the country in an effort to defuse US plots for interference in Lebanon's domestic affairs, a senior member of the Lebanese Amal Movement said.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and MP General Michel Aoun, who leads the country's Free Patriotic Movement, held a meeting Friday night to discuss the latest developments in Lebanon and exchange views on the June elections in particular.

According to a Hezbollah Media Relations statement, the meeting was also attended by MP Hassan Khalil, Berri's political aide, Telecommunications Minister Jibran Bassil and Sayyed Nasrallah's political aide Hussein Khalil.

"The goal of this alliance is defusing conspiracies and plots hatched by the US against Lebanon's internal affairs, and restoring Lebanon's honor and grandeur," Sheikh Balal al-Sha'ban told FNA Sunday.

Reminding the US failure in its attempts against the Lebanese Islamic Resistance, Sha'ban noted, "The White House is seeking interaction with the (Lebanese) resistance, but it should yet show changes in its policy towards resistance."

"In fact, Washington wants to dissolve resistance, that's why they say 'we will negotiate with the political wing of the resistance and we don't deal with its military wing'," he said.

Parliamentary elections in Lebanon are due to be held on June 7, 2009.

Lebanon said on Thursday that 587 candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the 128-seat parliament.