The secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has vehemently opposed an anti-terrorism US-led coalition, calling Washington the source of terrorism itself.
Speaking on Tuesday, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said he opposed the coalition announced by the US, “because America is the mother and source of terrorism and it is an ultimate supporter of Zionism.”
Washington, which “launched atomic bomb attacks against people in Japan and launched wars in Vietnam [and]… supported [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu in the 50-day war against Gaza… is not qualified ethically and morally to present itself as a fighter against terrorism or as a leader for an international coalition” against terrorism, he stated.
The US has been seeking to form an international coalition to fight the ISIL, which many observers believe is the product of the policies of Washington itself.
The Takfiri group currently controls parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions, where it has committed heinous crimes.
The Hezbollah chief further said that Israel was the mother of terrorism in the region.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Tel Aviv was prepared to help the US in its efforts to form the so-called international coalition.
Nasrallah noted that the Lebanese movement was strongly opposed to the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and has been fighting against them in Syria.