Hezbollah victories belong to all Lebanon: Nasrallah
Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the resistance movement’s success in forcing Zionist regime’s forces out of Lebanon’s soil 15 years ago was a victory for all Lebanese and Muslims.
According to Press TV, Nasrallah made the remarks in the southern town of Nabatiyeh on Sunday during a televised speech celebrating the anniversary of Israeli forces’ withdrawal from southern Lebanon.
He paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to bring victory to the resistance movement.
Hezbollah chief added that if the resistance movement had not risen against the Tel Aviv regime, Israel would have occupied Lebanon.
Hezbollah forced the Zionist military out of the southern parts of Lebanon on May 25, 2000, after more than two decades of occupation.
People in Lebanon consider May 25 as a beginning of dramatic change in the region.
Meanwhile, Nasrallah called on the international community and especially on the Lebanese authorities to step up fight against ISIL Takfiri group which is threatening mankind.
Hezbollah chief stated that remaining silent against the Takfiri threat would be unproductive, adding “Those who believe that their silence would protect them and their sect are delusional. It is unacceptable to wait and we must take the initiative” against the Takfiri threat.
Nasrallah stressed that those refusing to counter the terrorist group will suffer a lot.
Nasrallah said Hezbollah fighters are present in Syria combating against terrorists, saying, “We are fighting alongside the Syrian army and popular resistance based on our vision that fighting there is aimed at defending everyone in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.”
He also called on Saudi Arbia, which has been pounding Yemen since March 26, to stop bombarding the impoverished Arab country.