Speaking during the annual iftar banquet organized by the women’s activities department of the Islamic Resistance Support Association on Monday, Sayyed Nasrallah extended his condolences to the Egyptian government, army and people for their loss pointing out that the Zionist entity would benefit the most.
16 border guards were killed on Sunday in an assault near the border with occupied Palestine when the troops were having their Iftar (the meal Muslims take at the end of the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan). Egyptian state TV said the attack was carried out by “Islamic” militants.
“Every Muslim rejects this approach of killings which threatens our societies the most. Israel and the Takfiri trend are the main things that threaten security and stability in the region,” Sayyed Nasrallah said as he expressed his sorrow for the security developments around the region starting from Syria where killings and kidnappings are taking place and ending with attacks in Iraq, arrests in Bahrain and Al-Qatif.
Hezbollah Main Threat to ‘Israel’
“The number one threat for Israel in the world is Hezbollah,” His eminence assured, indicating that the Zionist entity does not worry when some Arab countries buy advanced and expensive weapons and warplanes. “Israel feels comfortable in front of some Arab countries’ huge armies because the decision-making of these regimes is within the US.”
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the main concern for ‘Israel’ is Lebanon, because of the existence of a strong Hezbollah which is incubated by huge part of the Lebanese people , “this is a natural result and comes due to their [Zionists] crushing defeats in 2000 and 2006. “This explains why Israel didn’t exploit the incidents in the region and launch an attack on Lebanon despite its history of attacks.”
“Have Israel’s ambitions ended? Will Israel be satisfied with its oil and gas resources amid remarks that it will only generate $250 billion?” His eminence wondered.
Sayyed Nasrallah also wondered if the Lebanese army has the deterrent force and stressed the need that it’s power should be equivalent to that of the Zionist army.
Hezbollah Has the Deterrent Force against ‘Israel’
Some in Lebanon, Hezbollah S.G. said, fears that weapons are in the hands of a specific side of a specific sect, “this means that other sects feel threatened. The resistance now forms a deterrent force, what should be made is to address concerns and not cancel the resistance and let the country face the Israeli threats.”
Concerning alleges that arms will prevent holding elections in Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah said the Resistance’s arms were not used to impose electoral lists, however some political forces in other areas terrorized people with their weapons. “The March 14 camp is saying that the presence of arms will prevent holding elections in Lebanon, but the 2005 elections were held in the presence of arms and you won the majority, and the 2009 elections as well as the recent Koura by-election.”
“Some say that in order to put an end to chaos in Lebanon, the Resistance should be disbanded and its weapons should be confiscated, is this true? Before Hezbollah, was there a state? Before my birth and the existence of Hezbollah there were anarchy of weapons and civil wars,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Weapon are in the hands of all Lebanese and arms which lead to problems exist within all Lebanese, but weapons that deter Israel is only found with us,” the S.G. said. “We would benefit the most from the rise of a real state in Lebanon. Sectarianism is the first real reason preventing the rise of the state,” he added.
Sayyed Nasrallah also indicated that anarchy of weapons could be controlled only if the State and all political forces had the will to, while maintaining the resistance.
Alternative to Dialogue… Chaos
His eminence assured that the anarchy of arms exists where there is no resistance, adding that Hezbollah “had the power to rule the country in May 7 but we didn’t want and don’t want.” “Whoever thinks that a certain sect must rule the country would be dragging the country into destruction and I hereby announce in the name of Shia in Lebanon that we don’t want to be a ruling sect or a leading sect,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Concerning the national dialogue, Sayyed Nasrallah said: Only dialogue is possible and no one wants to eliminate the other. We hope they will be allowed to return to dialogue and we hope dialogue will resume.” “We hope they will not put preconditions for resuming dialogue because the alternative to dialogue is chaos which the West is seeking to spread in the region,” His eminence said, referring to March 14 forces.
Turning to Syria, he said: “Dialogue is prohibited in Syria because the Americans, the West and Israel are not allowing the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue.”
The other camp does not want a defense strategy, the S.G. pointed out, it rather wants two things: the Resistance weapons and the resignation of the government. He said it’s not Hezbollah who’s obstructing the work of the government but the corruption.