Damascus, Asharq Al-Awsat – The escalating crisis in Lebanon has griped the attention of the Syrian street, as the majority followed with great concern the statements of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and the response of Al-Mustaqbal Trend leader Deputy Saad al-Hariri.
Syria’s political circles were pessimistic in their expectations unless the Lebanese contain their crisis and return to dialogue and understanding over the disputed issues as the key to the solution.
An official Syrian source told Asharq Al-Awsat that Syria “views this escalation in Lebanon with interest and concern” because it is in Syria’s interest that Lebanon is stable and safe, adding that what is happening in Lebanon “is an internal Lebanese matter” and Syria does not want “to interfere in it.”
The source stressed that “any security trouble in Lebanon does not serve anyone’s interest and all the Lebanese should realize the dangers resulting from this trouble.”
The source added that “it is important for the Lebanese to reach an understanding among themselves over the disputed issues so as to prevent sedition from happening because what is happening now is the start of possible sedition.”