HEZBOLLAH VOWS TO STAY IN SYRIA, AMIDST RUSSIA-TURKEY DEAL ON IDLIB

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Hezbollah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, praised the agreement signed between Russia and Turkey, to create a demilitarised buffer zone, in Syria's Idlib province, but said, Hezbollah will stay in Syria, until further notice. "We can assume, following this, that, Syria is heading to a calm phase, but we will be staying in the country, based on an agreement with the Syrian government," he said.

Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province, to separate government forces from rebel fighters based there. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said, it would be 15 km to 25 km wide, and would come into force by Oct 15.

On another front, Nasrallah called on all Lebanese political parties to remain calm, while resorting to communication, in a bid to reach a consensus, with regard to cabinet formation in Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, has been facing various hurdles in his attempt to form a 30-member national unity government, due to the rift among rival politicians, over the representation of the main Christian parties, as well as, the Druze sect.

"The government will be formed sooner or later, with a consensus by all political parties. So why are we still wasting our time?" he asked.

Nasrallah also reiterated his party's commitment to fighting corruption. "We want to renew our commitment to our electoral programme, with regard to fighting corruption," he said, while citing a few laws that Hezbollah is planning to refer to parliament for approval, on the fight against corruption.

Source: NAM News Network