Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says developments in Syria will soon be taking a new direction in light of the recent internal, regional and international events.
In remarks made to Iranian Arabic-language television channel Alahvaz and reported by IRNA on Friday, Hezbollah Secretary General Nasrallah commended Syria with having a “pivotal and great position in the resistance front.”
“Resistance is a key factor in preventing the realization of American plans and that’s why they seek to destroy it,” he said.
The Hezbollah chief said, in order to make Syria collapse, billions of dollars have so far been spent, tons of weaponry and tens of thousands of armed troops dispatched, and campaigns waged by international and Arab media outlets to trigger religious rifts.
Nasrallah, however, said, “In light of the internal, regional and international developments, we are past the danger zone in Syria, and a new chapter will soon begin in Syria’s case.”
Syria has been gripped by a foreign-backed militancy since 2011. The United Nations says more than 250,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
On September 30, Russia launched a major air campaign against foreign-sponsored terrorists in Syria upon the request by the Syrian government.
Chief of the General Staff of the Syrian Armed Forces General Ali Abdullah Ayoub on Thursday announced the launch of a massive operation against the strongholds of foreign-backed terrorists in the northwestern Aleppo Province following heavy air raids by Russian and Syrian air forces.
‘Historic defeat awaits Saudi Arabia’
Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah said Saudi Arabia will suffer a “historic and crushing defeat” in Yemen, on which the Riyadh regime has waged war.
“Saudis seek to dictate to Yemen, so that this nation genuflects to them and surrenders; but Yemenis seek independence today,” Nasrallah said.
Saudis cannot stand to see their neighboring countries have popular governments and a change of power, fearing that it could set an example for people in Saudi Arabia, he said.
Riyadh, Nasrallah said, seeks to turn Yemen into “scorched earth, prevent its unity and development, and even not let the Yemenis prospect for natural resources on their own soil, so that they stay poor and in need.”
He, however, stressed that “the Yemeni nation’s victory is near” and said the Arab country “is not willing to return to the time of servitude to Saudis,” referring to the reign of former Saudi-friendly regimes in Yemen.
“Because of this, what we are witnessing in Yemen today is the carnage of the country’s people,” Nasrallah said, referring to the ongoing Saudi war on Yemen.
Yemen has been under military strikes on a daily basis since Saudi Arabia launched military strikes against its southern neighbor on March 26, in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.