Nasrallah during memorial of late Sayyed Jaafar Murtada: A new government must be formed as soon as possible

Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Friday said that the new government should be formed as soon as possible and must listen to the demands of the people.

Sayyed Nasrallah's words came in his televised speech during the memorial ceremony for the late Sayyed Jaafar Murtada, held at the Mujtaba complex - Hadath.

"The Lebanese should not push towards power vacuum," he said, calling for the formation of a new government as soon as possible.

He stressed that the new government should work towards regaining people's trust, whose work must be marred by clarity, integrity and transparency.

On the recent nationwide popular movements, Nasrallah said thanks to the Lebanese people's awareness and patience who managed in the past two weeks to foil schemes by some to push the country towards internal confrontation, infighting and chaos.

"The elements of pushing towards chaos and internal fighting were strongly present," Nasrallah said, saying the unprecedented level of offenses and cursing in the past two weeks was "not spontaneous" but "directed."

Nasrallah said that the level of insults in the past two weeks was unprecedented in the history of Lebanon aimed at provoking the other street and thus descend the country into internal fighting.

"It was evident that a political coup was being plotted." Nasrallah said, saying thanks to the Lebanese people's awareness, discipline and insight that have foiled all plots for chaos.

Nasrallah said Hezbollah appreciates all those who want to continue with their popular movement, yet they have to purify their podiums from those attempting to exploit their movement.

The Secretary General said the strength of the popular movement was its "cross sectarian". He emphasized that the positives of this movement should be capitalized on in the future.

"Our prime concern in the past two weeks was to prevent descending the country into vacuum and chaos," he said.

On the other hand, Nasrallah assured that the resistance remains "very strong", saying "Over the past years, now and in the future, we are not worried about the resistance because we are very strong."

On the resignation of the Hariri-led government, Nasrallah said that Hezbollah did not support this resignation, saying Hariri had his own reasons.

Nasrallah said one of the ramifications of the government's formation was the suspension of the reform paper.

The Secretary General called for dialogue amongst all political spectrum and the protest movement, calling for the formation of a sovereign government with all its components assuming their pure national role in decision making.

Source: National News Agency