Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon's Shia resistance movement Hezbollah, has cautioned voters to beware "pro-U.S. candidates" in Lebanon's looming parliamentary elections.
Addressing supporters late Saturday in a live, televised speech in the city of Baalbek, Nasrallah urged the people of Lebanon to participate in the elections, scheduled for May 6.
"Voters should consider national interests when picking candidates and voting for them," he said. "People should approach the upcoming legislative polls from the perspective of fulfilling responsibilities towards the country."
The leader also issued a warning about candidates willing to compromise on oil reserves with Israel who might conspire against Hezbollah, or damage Lebanon's economy.
"Your support for Hezbollah in the elections preserves the blood of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the resistance movement," Nasrallah said.
The leader cited U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent visit to the country as a warning sign of potential plots being hatched by the United States in the Middle East.