Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah lashed out at Saudi Arabia over its relation with the Israeli regime and its stance towards Palestine, stressing that “Al-Quds is too sacred to be liberated by traitors and hypocrites.”
In a televised speech delivered on the occasion of International Quds Day, Sayyed Nasrallah recalled the words of the spiritual leader of resistance in Lebanon who disappeared in Libya decades ago, Imam Moussa Sadr who had said that “the honor of Al-Quds disdains any liberation unless it is at the hands of true believers.”
Hezbollah Secretary General noted that the crises in West Asia regional and North Africa serve the interests of the Israeli regime.
Elaborating on Quds Day, Sayyed Nasrallah said that immediately after victory of Islamic revolution in Iran, late founder of the Islamic Republic in 1979, Imam Ruhullah Khomeini designated the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as Quds International Day adding that more countries are observing the event.
Responsibility towards Palestine
In this regard, the resistance leader noted that the entire humanity bears responsibility of standing by the Palestinian cause and not only Muslims.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Quds day coincides this year with the 50th anniversary of occupation of the Quds by Zionists.
The Hezbollah leader said that the West and especially the US have exploited the unrest which took place in the recent years in a bid to divert the attention of the people of the Muslim nation from the Palestinian cause. However, he noted that the Arab spring which has ended up being unrest was first a result of popular movements.
“We believe that the Arab spring was first a result of popular movements across many Arab countries; however, the West, especially US managed to contain these movements in a bid to wipe out the Palestinian cause.”
“One of the major aims of unrest and wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya is to pave the way for a settlement in favor of the Zionist enemy.” He said the Saudi war on Yemen was launched because Yemenis stood by the Palestinian people. Nasrallah added that the regime in Riyadh launched the war as there were movements in Yemen against Israel. He also stated that Israel was participating in the war on Yemen, adding that its air force had conducted airstrikes on the impoverished country.
Sayyed Nasrallah saluted the Palestinian people who are now subjected to all means of Israeli oppression including blockade, electricity shortage, settlements and Judaization plots, and razing homes, in a bid to force them to accept the Israeli conditions.
Saudi regime too weak to attack Iran
The Hezbollah secretary general praised Iran’s role as the main supporter of Palestine and resistance groups. He said Saudi Arabia was trying to isolate Iran in the region and take the war into Iran’s territory. Recalling a threat made by Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman to move the battle to Iran, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the “Saudi regime is weaker than being able to launch a war on Iran.” He said Iran’s power and influence on regional issues were increasing.
The Hezbollah leader said Iran’s presence in Syria would be bolder, referring to its recent missile attack against ISIS terrorist group targets in eastern Syria that killed many terrorists and destroyed their positions. Sayyed Nasrallah said Syria was steadfast in the axis of resistance.
The Hezbollah leader warned that in case of any Israeli war on Lebanon or Syria, “our space will be open to hundreds of thousands of fighters from across the Arab and Muslim countries.