Senior Hizbullah official: Protests to go on
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
A senior Hizbullah official vowed on Sunday to press ahead with street
protests and other peaceful means to topple Lebanon's Western-backed
government but said the group's plans would not be announced beforehand.
"There is no specific time frame and no final plans. There is a basket of
ideas which we will use the way we see fit for achieving our goals," Sheik
Naim Kassem, Hizbullah's deputy secretary-general, told the group's Al-Manar
His comments came a days after the government approved an international
tribunal for suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik
Hariri, overriding the objections of Hezbollah and other government opponents.
Hizbullah has warned that the group would hold mass street protests seeking to
force the government from power. Those protests were postponed after Tuesday's
assassination of Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, an anti-Syrian Christian
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