Sayyed Nasrallah: Before and After Nuclear Deal, US Remains the Great Satan
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Iran and Hezbollah, after the signing of a nuclear deal last week, remain the great concern in the region and that the US insistence on describing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization is the proof.
In a speech delivered at the graduation ceremony of martyrs sons in Beirut, Sayyed Nasrallah said “the United States is the Great Satan, and will remain the Great Satan even after the Iran nuclear deal. And even after the nuclear deal was signed, their main concern remained Iran and Hezbollah. That’s why [US President Barack] Obama and [Secretary of State John] Kerry talked about Hezbollah lately and described it as a terrorist organization. This insistence on accusing us of being a terrorist organization changes nothing.”
“We feel pride when the US, which we consider the Great Satan before and after the nuclear deal, penalizes us because we are defending our country against the Takfiri and Israeli schemes,” his eminence said.
Sayyed Nasrallah saluted the families of the martyrs who embraced their children and who were also martyred lately following the path of their fathers, announcing that a large number of martyrs’ sons are now in the ranks of the resistance and in the battle fronts.
“People are spending Eid holidays peacefully, securely in a troubled region, this is a blessing! We should all mull in the reason of this security. It’s all because of the martyrs, people, army and resistance. If it weren’t for these sacrifices and blood, Lebanon wouldn’t have been safeguarded from the Israeli and Takfiri threats.”
“The first generation of resistance believed in the cause metaphysically, but this generation witnesses victories. This is the reason for the strong belief of this generation, the third generation of resistance, which the Israeli talks about. This is because it witnessed the victories,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Since the onset of resistance, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated, there was a big scheme set against it, that is the endeavor by the US, Israel and some Arab regimes and their Lebanese tools to eliminate the resistance, and if they couldn’t, to weaken it. “They tried over and over again and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and waged some battles, but all resulted in failure.”
As part of the psychological warfare against Hezbollah, Sayyed Nasrallah said some sides worked hard on distorting the image of Hezbollah by fabricating lies of drug trafficking and money laundering.
The secretary general said there’s a US insistence on harming the Lebanese businessmen, calling upon the Lebanese authorities to assume its responsibilities before the US penalties imposed against the Lebanese merchants and businessmen, stressing that Hezbollah feels proud from the Islamic Republic moral and financial support. “These attempts and sanctions on Hezbollah members don’t make a difference because they neither have money nor have made bank deposits in world banks. The Lebanese government have a responsibility in protecting the Lebanese but it’s not doing so.”
“There’s a continuous attempt to undermine Hezbollah achievements since July victory and the victories taking place in Syria. The same side also accuses us of taking control over Lebanon or hindering the election of a president, these sides are renouncing facts that are admitted by the enemy itself,” his eminence pointed out, wondering how some in Lebanon doesn’t consider the Takfiris as a threat.
Sayyed Nasrallah denied the lies that Iran would abandon its allies, saying Iran’s ties with its allies are dogmatic. “Following the nuclear agreement, the Iranian president and other officials have reiterated that the country’s stances towards Hezbollah would not alter.” He said Hezbollah doesn’t need WikiLeaks to reveal that it receives money from Iran. “We say it out loud and with pride, and we thank it for all the moral and financial support.”
Concerning the waste crisis in Lebanon, his eminence said the waste management crisis was a proof of a catastrophic failure for the government.
Trash has been piling up in the streets of Beirut and Mount Lebanon since last weekend when Lebanon’s landfill in Naameh was shut down.
“Before demanding of withdrawal of our arms we told them to build a state and they can’t manage to solve the waste crisis!”
Sayyed Nasrallah warned against taking the country to vacuum, “because it means taking the country to the unknown.”
“This is an irrational and irresponsible, we want for this government to work and not to fall apart. Threats of resignation of the government change nothing. The only solution is for the political parties in the cabinet to hold dialogue,” his eminence said.
“The Future Movement should come down from its ivory tower and go for dialogue with the FPM. The FPM has demands, and the Future Movement should discuss them. Unfortunately, they have insisted on turning their back,” he ended up saying.