Sep 10, 2019 12:41 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 22, 2019 22:19 Asia/Tehran]

Hezbullah Secretary General said the Palestinian issue is the main pillar within the Islamic world and in the confrontation against the US-Israeli scheme and Palestinians will defend their cause and holy sites.

Iran PressMiddle East: In brief political remarks during a religious sermon on Tuesday on the A'shura commemorations, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said, "Resistance is the only choice for Palestinian nation as a way for liberation. We renew our eternal commitment to Palestine’s cause and this stance costs us a lot but it is our commitment."

The Hezbollah chief further stressed that Israeli and American leaders will fail in their plots to undermine the resistance front through “blockades” and “sanctions.”

"The Palestinian issue is the main pillar in the confrontation against the US-Israeli scheme. These people will protect their cause and holy sites," Nasrallah reiterated.

"In Lebanon, we reiterate our commitment to the natural, legitimate rights of the Palestinian people as honorable refugees on our land who are seeking to return to their land," Naharnet cited Nasrallah as saying.

Referring to US sanctions against Hezbollah and the Resistance, Nasrallah said, "The Lebanon government must defend the Lebanese and state institutions must not rush to execute the American desires in terms of sanctions. The resistance in Lebanon has been on the sanctions lists for years and this is not new. But when this aggression expands to target others in Lebanon – banks that have nothing to do with Hezbollah – this needs a different approach. We must reevaluate and study our choices well."

Hezbollah Secretary General rebuked the warmongerings of the Israeli regime and the United States, saying “Any war on Iran will destroy the region… and if you think a war on Iran will end the axis of resistance, I assure to you that the contrary will take place and Israel will cease to exist due to that.”

"Lebanon reserves right to defend itself against Israeli aggression"

Nasrallah went on to say that Lebanon respects 1701 resolution and Hezbollah is part of the government that respects this resolution but if Israel attacks, there will be no red lines at all.

Nasrallah said that Lebanon must know that it is strong through the army-people-resistance equation and all countries in the world contacted our government to thwart us from retaliating to the Israeli aggression.

Elsewhere in his speech, Nasrallah pointed to the economic situation in Lebanon, saying the situation is not hopeless and there is a possibility to address it if there is the necessary seriousness. Not everyone is to blame for the financial crisis in Lebanon, which has its reasons, topped by corruption, the waste of funds and mismanagement.

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