April 6 Youth Movement calls on Hizbullah to review stance on Syria

The April 6 Youth Movement has called on Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah to review his organization's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has led a brutal crackdown against the Syrian people since March.

The killing of protesters has escalated over the last few weeks, with rights groups reporting that Syrian security forces have killed around 2200 protesters thus far in the uprising.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that the Syrian government should fulfill its people’s demands, which observers consider to be a step away from Tehran’s traditional support for Assad.

Mohamed Adel al-Amin, member of the April 6 Youth Movement's executive committee, called on Nasrallah to stand by the Syrian people and work on stopping the massacres.

He also called on the Syrian people to continue their peaceful revolution and reject any solutions that would involve compromising with Assad, adding that a peaceful movement will eventually bring down the regime.

Hizbullah, a militant group and political party based in Lebanon, is one of the Syrian regime's closest allies, and forms along with Tehran an axis of resistance to Western policies in the Middle East.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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