Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails vote results as ‘great victory’

Beirut (AFP) – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Monday praised provisional parliamentary election results as vindicating his Shiite group’s military operations.

“This is a great political and moral victory for the resistance option that protects the sovereignty of the country,” Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address.

A day after Lebanon’s first general election in nine years, Hezbollah and its allies look set to secure a bloc large enough to block attempts for it to disarm, a longstanding demand of its political enemies.