Hassan Nasrallah:

Hezbollah Secretary General says the lesson of Arbaeen is resistance against oppression, no matter how challenging the circumstances are.

Iran PressMiddle East: Pilgrims from different parts of the world arrive in Iraq to participate in the most significant event in the world, Arbaeen March, walking there toward the holy Shrine of Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala city.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech marking Imam Hussein [AS] 's Arbaeen occasion.

Sayyed Nasrallah expressed his condolences to Muslims on Imam Hussein [AS] 's Arbaeen and thanked the participants in the Arbaeen March that walked to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain's daughter, Sayyeda Khawla, in Baalbek, northeast Beirut.

Nasrallah said: "Among the most important lessons of the Arbaeen is to keep in mind the stances of Imam al-Sajjad and Sayyeda Zeinab [PBUT] in Yazid's palace, which reveal that the believer could never surrender or retreat no matter how hard the calamities and the circumstances are."

Sayyed Nasrallah said: "There is no place for humiliation, but rather for moving on based on the long history of faith in the future and the divine promise." 

He noted that the remembrance of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and his household would remain until the Day of Resurrection.

Arbaeen Walk, unprecedented in the history

Hezbollah's leader said the Arbaeen Walk in Iraq, in which 20 million visitors took part, is unprecedented in history: "20 million visitors flocked to Imam Hussein's holy shrine driven by love; the Arbaeen visit is neither funded by countries nor parties, it is a result of the pure love for Imam Hussein [AS]."

Sayyed Nasrallah thanked all Iraqi components for the incredible generosity, hospitality, and love they have shown to Imam Hussein's visitors.

Death culture belongs to perpetrators of Sabra, Shatila Massacre

The Leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says the culture of death belongs to those who committed the Sabra and Shatila Massacre.

Commemorating Sabra, and Shatila Massacre, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the 'Israeli' enemy sponsored the Sabra and Shatila Massacre. Still, it was mainly perpetrated by sure Lebanese sides that are known and that were allied with 'Israel' militarily in the invasion of 1982.

Sayyed Nasrallah said: "Around 1900 Lebanese martyrs and some 3000 Palestinian martyrs were the victims of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre."

Sayyed Nasrallah went on: "The Sabra and Shatila Massacre could amount to the biggest and most heinous massacre that was committed in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict."

He noted that the U.S. guarantees neither protected the Lebanese and the Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila nor elsewhere, recalling: "Those who accept the American guarantees are offering their men, women, children, and even embryos for slaughtering."

The biggest massacre committed by Lebanese sides collaborating with the Israeli enemy was in Sabra and Shatila, and they were not held accountable for it, Nasrallah pointed out.

Nasrallah praises Hamas' statement 

Sayyed Nasrallah praised Hamas' latest statement on resuming ties with Syria as a respected choice and said: "The enemy now is frightened by the resistance of the West Bank as it is fighting its young generation."

Sayyed Nasrallah greeted the Palestinian youths in general, the West Bank's in particular, for their active presence in the field of resistance.

Karish maritime gas reservoirs are a golden opportunity

Elsewhere in his speech, Nasrallah referred to the issue of Karish marine gas reservoirs: "We offered the negotiations a true opportunity in which Lebanon extracts gas and we were not after any problem."

He said Lebanon was in front of a golden opportunity that might not be repeated: "Extracting gas to solve its crisis."

Sayyed Nasrallah said a powerful warning message was sent against any 'Israeli' process of extracting gas from the Karish field before Lebanon reclaims its rights. 

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah reiterated a warning to the Israeli enemy on Saturday, saying that the Lebanese resistance's eyes and missiles are on Karish, the disputed gas field between Lebanon and the Zionist entity.

In a speech delivered on Arbaeen (an occasion marking 40 days on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein), Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah's red line is the start of oil and gas extraction in Karish.

His eminence revealed that Hezbollah had delivered a behind-the-scenes message to the Israeli enemy, warning that the Tel Aviv regime would face real trouble if the extraction started.

Meanwhile, despite high temperature and many other obstacles, the Hezbollah S.G. hailed as historic this year's unprecedented participation in the Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq.

Sayyed Nasrallah also recalled the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which was committed by pro-Israeli militias in Lebanon in 1982 and killed thousands of Lebanese and Palestinian people.

In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that most Palestinian people now believe that the course of negotiation with the Israeli enemy is futile and that the only option to restore the land is resistance.

Arbaeen Pilgrimage

Starting his speech by talking about the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah recalled stances announced by Imam Zein Al-Abidine (AS) and Sayyeded Zeinab (AS) before the tyrant Yazid in Safar 61 A.H.

"Despite all forms of pain they had witnessed during their journey of captivity, Imam Zein Al-Abidine and Sayyeda Zeinad lost neither faith nor hope, they remained firm in face of Yazid and his forces," Sayyed Nasrallah addressed mourners in a ceremony held by Hezbollah in Baabeck on occasion.

"The lesson which we take from Sayyeda Zeinab (AS) is that faithful people have no room for weakness or surrender."

"More than 20 million pilgrims walk to Imam Hussein nowadays in Iraq. The number means that there are 20 million hearts that adore Imam Hussein (AS)."

His eminence then described the Arbaeen pilgrimage this year as historic, slamming mainstream media for ignoring such an unprecedented gathering in the history of humanity.

"Iraqis are people of generosity and hospitality, they have been for weeks serving pilgrims of Imam Hussein (AS) with love and passion."

"Throughout years, all attempts to undermine the Arbaeen pilgrimage have been foiled," Sayyed Nasrallah said, citing car bombs carried out by Takfiris in Iraq since 2003.

Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Recalling Sabra and Shatila massacre, which was committed in September 1982, Sayyed Nasrallah said some well-known Lebanese sides carried out the crime, backed by the Israeli occupation.

"Some 1,900 Lebanese and 3,000 Palestinians had been martyred in the massacre. Sabra and Shatila would be the greatest massacre in the history of Israeli-Arab struggle."

Sayyed Nasrallah addressed Lebanese parties who often slammed Hezbollah's' beliefs and said their noted sentence ''our Lebanon is different from yours.

"To those who committed the Sabra and Shatila massacre and accuse us of believing in the so-called culture of death, we say: This massacre is some of your culture. Culture of death means Sabra and Shatila massacre while culture of life means liberating south without even killing a hen," Sayyed Nasrallah said, referring to the 2000 Liberation of south Lebanon from Israeli occupation and the peaceful behavior of Hezbollah fighters in dealing with Israeli collaborators in the area.

Palestinian Resistance in West Bank

Sayyed Nasrallah also recalled the 1993 Airport Road massacre, which killed nearly ten Lebanese protesting against the Oslo accords and voicing rejection of all forms of talks with the Israeli enemy.

In this context, his eminence noted that most Palestinian people today believe that the course of negotiation with ''Israel'' is futile, stressing that the only option to restore the occupied land is resistance.

"The U.S. guarantees protected neither the Lebanese nor the Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila."

Sayyed Nasrallah then hailed the Palestinians for their continuous and different acts of resistance against Israeli occupation, especially the "courageous operations in the West Bank."

Hamas and Syria

The Hezbollah S.G. hailed as respecting and right the decision made by Hamas Palestinian resistance movement to restore ties with Syria.

"Syria has always been the rock for Palestine, Al-Quds and Palestinian people."

"The resistance is the only hope and the only way to restore rights of the region's people. We want the people of this region to unite under the banner of resistance."

Hezbollah Delivered Strong Message to ''Israel''

Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that extracting oil and gas off the Lebanese shore is a golden chance to cope with the current economic crisis.

"We won't allow the Israeli enemy to extract oil and gas from Karish before restoring Lebanon's legitimate rights."

The Israeli officials said that the extraction would take place in September, but they delayed the process, the Lebanese resistance leader stated.

"Hezbollah's' red line is the start of the Israeli gas extraction in Karish."

His eminence revealed that Hezbollah has recently delivered a solid message to the Zionist entity, warning behind the scenes that the Tel Aviv Regime will face real trouble if it starts gas extraction in the disputed field.

"Our aim is to enable the Lebanese government from investing in its maritime wealth, and this issue is not related to any affair," Sayyed Nasrallah said, responding to accusations that Hezbollah has been trying to relate the maritime border talks to Iran nuclear deal talks.

His eminence then affirmed that all threats made by Israeli officials "won't' turn a hair" of Hezbollah, saying that both ''Israel'' and the U.S. know very well that the Lebanese resistance is adamant regarding threats he made on the maritime border affair.

Sayyed Nasrallah noted that Hezbollah has been calm in the latest weeks in a bid to allow talks but stressed that the "eyes and missiles are on Karish."

UNIFIL and Lebanon

Sayyed Nasrallah, meanwhile, commented on the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2650, which renewed the mandate of the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) for one year and gave the international troops the right to act on the ground away from the Lebanese army.

"The Lebanese behind the issuance of such resolution is either an ignorant or a conspirator."

"Such resolution violates Lebanon's sovereignty and open the door for major dangers in the area south of Litani River."

"If they want to act on the ground away from the Lebanese State and the Lebanese Army, then they are pushing things in a way that contradicts their interest," Sayyed Nasrallah stressed.

On the other hand, Sayyed Nasrallah called for the formation of a new government and for holding the presidential vote on time, warning that such delays worsen the situation and lead to chaos.

In this context, the Hezbollah S.G. warned that the latest bank holdups in Lebanon need to be solved by the Lebanese authorities, calling for establishing a crisis cell to deal with the repeated attacks.

"Despite all forms of challenges, our hope in Allah is great. We have to work together, and the victory is to come Inshallah (God willing)," Sayyed Nasrallah concluded.

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