US efforts in Middle East futile: Hezbollah official
Hezbollah's Deputy Secretary General said, US efforts to regain lost power in Mideast are 'futile'.
"The US, in cooperation with Saudi Arabia, is trying to restore its power in the region," Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naeem Qassem told a gathering of Lebanese students in Tehran on Thursday, adding, "However, we tell them that you will die before seeing your dream realized," Iran Press reported.
Sheikh Qassem further referred to the US destabilizing role in the region, saying Donald Trump is selling American missiles to the Saudi regime for the slaughter of Yemeni people on the pretext that they serve his country's "strategic interests" and "regional stability".
The Saudi-led coalition started a brutal war on Yemeni people in March 2015. The senseless killing of Yemeni civilians has now been going on for more than three-and-a-half years.
"This comes as the US and Israel were defeated by Lebanon [in 2006] and recently by [Hamas in] Gaza in a very short period of time," Hezbollah's Deputy Secretary General added.
The Lebanese official was referring to Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon, which ended with Hezbollah's victory, and the recent two-day conflict between the Israeli military and the Palestinian resistance forces in Gaza, which resulted in another defeat for the Tel Aviv regime.
The 33-day war between Israel and Hezbollah began in summer of 2006 with the Israeli army launching airstrikes against Lebanese cities as well as the positions of the resistance movement. The war resulted in the demolition of thousands of homes and the deaths of over 1,000 Lebanese civilians.
Speaking at the 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on November 24, Hezbollah's Deputy Secretary General said that Israel, Saudi Arabia and US are united together against Palestine and al-Quds.
"Unification is the way to triumph, and we can determine our power against the enemies of Islam," Sheikh Naeem Qassem concluded. 101/202