BEIRUT- “Hezbollah vehemently denies accusations by some Syrian opposition members that it is helping to put down the protests in Syria and asserts that these allegations are untrue,” Hezbollah’s press office said in a statement.
Hezbollah denied Thursday accusations that it played any role in the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Syria, saying such allegations served Western interests.
“Hezbollah believes the reason behind the continuous dissemination of these rumors is an attempt to justify and lure Western intervention in Syria’s internal affairs,” the Lebanese resistance group added.
“[The party] affirms its complete rejection for such interventions and supports reform and stability that can achieve progress for the sisterly Syrian people.”
Hezbollah said another reason behind these “baseless rumors” was aimed at inciting strife to serve the political interests of “arrogant countries.”
Anti-government protests against Syria`s regime have been taking place since mid-March. Rights groups say hundreds of protesters have been killed in a violent crackdown by Damascus. President al-Assad has promised reforms and accuses “armed terrorist groups” of wanting to spread chaos in Syria.