Jun 17, 2020 09:32 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 06, 2020 14:46 Asia/Tehran]

Speaking on Tuesday night, the Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary-General called on the Lebanese people to be vigilant against US conspiracies that are all in Israel's interests.

Iran Press/Middle East: Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah spoke on Tuesday about the recent political developments in Lebanon and the region and US sanctions against Syria.

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah first referred to the passing away of Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, the former secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, and described him as a wise and great leader who believed in resistance and had all the qualities necessary for command.

He also said that the responsibilities and attention of the late Shalah were not limited to Palestine and its ideals, but extended to the Islamic Ummah and the rapprochement between them. According to Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, the former secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad, he was able to advance the movement on the path of progress and development.

Hezbollah's secretary-general referred to the US-Israeli occupation plan in the West Bank and said that the Palestinian Axis of Resistance needed a figure like Shalah to counter the occupation.

Nasrallah called the current situation of the Palestinian people a dangerous stage and said that their rights, land, and existence are in danger with this occupation plan.

Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah continued his speech by pointing to Lebanon's internal affairs and recent political and economic developments, as well as the impact of US sanctions against Syria on the Lebanese people (known as the Caesar's Law).

Hezbollah's secretary-general called the news of the government's resignation "baseless" and said that Hezbollah was not thinking about it and had not heard anything about it.

Hassan Nasrallah noted: "The interest of Lebanon is that this government (led by Hassan Diab ) will continue to work as hard as it can for positive change. Conditions are not such that changes can be made (at the state level)."

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah condemned the biased media attacks on Lebanese Hezbollah and Shia political forces and blamed them for the recent attacks on public institutions and property, and said that Hezbollah did everything it could to prevent sedition and conflict and return to the lines of contact.

He called those who seek to provoke the pro-resistance areas in Lebanon against Hezbollah and said that their plan and conspiracy would fail. "Those who hope for our hunger in Lebanon and for allowing the country to starve will never be able to do so," he said.

He referred to Saudi Arabia's removal from the list of countries violating the rights of Yemeni children and said that international law and the United Nations would not support Lebanon as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has removed the Saudi coalition from the list and forgotten about its crimes in Yemen.

Nasrallah said that the US sanctions against Syria are targeting the Syrian people and that the purpose of imposing such sanctions is the US effort to restore chaos and civil war in Syria.

Lebanon's Hezbollah secretary-general warned of the consequences and effects of the sanctions, saying Lebanese should not be happy that Syria will be sanctioned. Because, he said, the sanctions would annoy the Lebanese and possibly, even more than the Syrians themselves, target and harass them.

He said Hezbollah was aware that the Lebanese government was not capable of countering US sanctions, but that the least it could do was not to comply with them.


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