Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed on Tuesday that the effective presence of the tripartite formula: Resistance, Army and People is defending Lebanon and deterring the Zionist enemy from launching new war on the country.
In his speech during the ‘Loyalty to the Martyrs Leaders’ ceremonies in Beirut, Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the Israelis consider themselves standing before two opportunities and facing two threats.
“The first opportunity is the formation of an appropriate climate to establish relations and alliances with Sunni Arab states, according to the Israeli rhetoric. However, the second opportunity is the possibility of regime change in Syria.”
“The Fall of Syrian regime will be a severe blow to the axis of resistance, and the Syrian army’s ability to participate in any military confrontation with Israel will be questionable,” his eminence added, noting that the first threat to the Zionist entity is Iran, and the second is the resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon, as Hezbollah being classified as the main military threat.
Hezbollah Secretary General highlighted that “the Israelis, as well as Arab governments, are pushing strongly towards speaking about the so-called Sunni-Shiite conflict, and to portray what is going on in the region as Sunni-Shiite conflict despite being political, just like what is happening in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.”
“The sectarian cover serves their interests,” he said, stating that “there is a match between the Israeli rhetoric and some of the Arab media’s, especially the Saudi and the Gulf. Israel considers the developments in the region a golden opportunity to present itself as a friend of the Sunnis in the Arab and Muslim world.”
Sayyed Nasrallah recalled that on certain level, the Zionists presented themselves a friend and a defender of the Christians in Lebanon and Syria, and a protector for the Shiites in Lebanon in 1982 against the Palestinians.
“However, their insolence led them to present themselves as a friend, ally and protector of the Sunni people.”
“Do you accept a friend who still occupies a Sunni land? Do you want to be friend with an entity who committed the most horrible massacres against the Sunnis in history? Who prevents the return of millions of Palestinians to their homes?”, Sayyed Nasrallah asked the Arab governments, pointing out that “those Israelis seized the shrine of Prophet Ibrahim (As) and violated the sanctity of the mosque and the Sunni endowments.
“There is a war on Gaza and tens of thousands of martyrs are being killed every day, including women children and elderly people, in front of the eyes of the Arabs and Muslims and in front of the referees who pretend to be Sunnis,” his eminence stated, expressing wonders of how sane Sunnis could accept that the Zionist entity presents itself as a friend and protector.
The Secretary General expressed beliefs that “Israel has dealt with the Syrian events as an opportunity to change the regime, which is believed to be the corner stone of the Resistance axis,” noting that “Israel considers Al Qaeda, ISIL and AL-Nusra Front groups better option than the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
Sayyed Nassrallah stressed that “Israel agrees with Saudi Arabia and Turkey in preventing any solution that leads to the survival of Assad and his regime even if a Syrian national reconciliation has been reached,” pointing out that “this matter is unacceptable by Saudis, Turkish and Israelis, so they were disbanding the negotiations, impeding delegations, and putting preconditions that are no longer accepted by Europeans and Americans. They have no problem in going on with war and reject any national reconciliation, especially Israel.”
“Israel prefers partitioning in Syria on the basis of ethnic and sectarian regions.”
Hezbollah Secretary General said that “Israel has failed in Syria because its goal was to overthrow the regime, and this has not been achieved. Israel has failed to take Syria up to the partition stage because the Syrian army and popular forces are stressing their rejection to partition when they fight in Latakia, Hama, Aleppo and Homs.”
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that significant victories are awaiting the free people of the region in our front, underscoring that he is not referring to a complete victory, but to huge and significant developments in the countrysides of Lattakia and Aleppo, “which indicates a new track in Syria and the region.”
Touching on the Saudi and Turkish intervention in Syria, his eminence said that the motive behind Turkey and Saudi to send ground troops in Syria is not to fight the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group, because if Turkey wants to get rid of ISIL, it would be enough to close the crossings and oil trade which generates millions of dollars for ISIL.
“Moreover, Al Qaeda and ISIL are controlling Aden by the help and support of Saudis. They [the Saudi and Turkish governments] handed over the south of Yemen to ISIL, while expressing desire to fight ISIL in Syria,” he asked sarcastically.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that if Ankara and Riyadh didn’t intervene militarily in Syria, the Syrian crisis would end soon, but if they intervened, the crisis of the whole region will end as well, pointing out that it is important that everyone knows that the will has triumphed so far, and it will remain strong, despite the sacrifices.
“Neither ISIL, nor Al-Nusra, nor Al Qaeda, nor the US, nor Israel will be allowed to take control of Syria,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, stressing that “we are making victories one after another side-by-side with the Syrian army.”
“In the following days, following years and following centuries, we will be where we should be and we will make victories.”
Sayyed Nasrallah made it clear that Hezbollah is a threat to the Zionist project and ambitions, and when the enemy entity diagnoses the Resistance as a major risk, they will work to remove this danger mainly through a full-scale war, or through surrounding the risk politically, financially and by assassinating its leaders and supply routes in order to isolate and weaken it, adding that the Zionists and allies are working on converting Hezbollah from a terrorist organization to a criminal group, and to accuse it of drug trafficking, money laundering, killing of children and raping women.
Moreover, his eminence said that this international and Gulf media machine is working for hours for the sake of the Zionist entity to take revenge from any resisting country.
“Apparently, this psychological war and the talk of a third Lebanon war will not work with us. We will not retreat, will never surrender, will never be weakened, and we will continue our military readiness,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
He made it clear that the Zionist entity does not need regional or international conditions to launch a war on Lebanon to target the resistance, stressing that the national tripartite deters the enemy from launching the so-called ‘third Lebanon war’, emphasizing that Resistance is able to prevent the Zionist victory.
“I tell you that the position of Sheikh Ragheb Harb and the efforts of Hajj Imad Mughniyeh give you a strong resistance and new defensive and offensive capabilities, and is able to defeat Israel in any future war,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said that underlined that when the people defend and support the resistance, they are preventing war on Lebanon, noting that Lebanon possesses a nuclear bomb when the people of Haifa city in Occupied Palestine express fears of a dreadful attack by Hezbollah against the Amonia containers, which contain more than 15 thousand tons of gas.
“An Israeli expert has said that Haifa’s residents fear a deadly attack on the ammonia storage tanks, which contain more than 15,000 tons of this gas,” this, according to the Israeli expert, would lead to the death of tens of thousands of residents and 800,000 Israelis would be affected.
“This would be reminiscent to a nuclear bomb and we can say that Lebanon today has a nuclear bomb, as any rocket that might hit these tanks is capable of creating a nuclear bomb effect,” the S.G. added.
Sayyed Nasrallah’s speech was delivered during the ceremonies that are being held annually by Hezbollah to commemorate the martyrdom of Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Sayyed Abbas AL-Mousawi and Hajj Imad Moughneih, who were separately assassinated by the Zionist enemy.