"Israel" Is in Existential Distress Due to Resistance: Sayyed Nasrallah
Hezbollah Secretary-General speaks during a commemoration ceremony of the al-Shahid day, praising the martyrs for their efforts and addressing several pivotal regional issues.
In a speech in the memorial of the martyr's day, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that "the martyrs are a spiritual, cultural and intellectual fortune for us."
The Secretary-General spoke of how Hezbollah glorifies the families of the martyrs just as the martyrs themselves over their patience, steadfastness, pride, glory, and sincerity.
Sayyed Hassan also praised the accomplishments of the martyrs, the most important of which are "the liberation of land and prisoners, protection, and deterrence." He underscored that this was "contrary to the propaganda going on against us for years."
"One of the accomplishments of the martyrs is confronting the takfiri US project in the region, which we defeated," the secretary-general asserted, indicating the Arab recognition of the victory in Syria and the defeat of the project on which certain Arab states "spent billions."
Sayyed Hassan went on about said accomplishments, clarifying that one of them was "preventing the civil war, which is still being planned," in addition to "preventing the US from having an absolute hold on Lebanon."
The Israelis acknowledge the resistance's strength and sincerity
Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that "Israel" is highly concerned today after "Tel Aviv" spoke of "a suitable environment" during the "Arab Spring," highlighting that the persistent Israeli military exercise in the north of occupied Palestine reflects how troubled "Israel" is by Lebanon.
"The Israeli military exercises also reflect their fear of Lebanon storming the settlements in al-Jalil," which Sayyed Nasrallah asserted they also reflect the existing hypothesis of the Israelis fearing that the resistance will enter al-Jalil.
"The Israelis have a premonition over the axis of resistance growing, especially after the Seif al-Quds battle," he declared, denying that the axis is faltering in light of talks in Lebanon that suggest so. Sayyed Hassan asserted that all data suggest otherwise.
"Israel is in a state of existential distress for the first time, and it is trying to take a breather through normalization," the secretary-general established, explaining that all the countries "Tel Aviv" normalized ties with will not be able to protect it, "and it is aware of that."
"The escalating Israeli violence against prisoners and Palestinians is not a sign of strength but a sign of concern and panic," Sayyed Nasrallah stated.
Sayyed Nasrallah: Lebanon can withstand American pressure
Sayyed Nasrallah said that "we have not yet been able to liberate Lebanon from US influence and hegemony, but there is "no absolute hegemony," he added.
He then stressed that "we prevented the US hegemony from taking over Lebanon, which is now able to stand on its feet by virtue of its own will," wondering "[National] Sovereignty also regards a grain of soil and a glass of water, so what will the situation be if the subject in question is a large zone withholding significant petroleum resources, can it be tolerated?"
Nasrallah pointed out that Lebanon had been under pressure for years, and the pressure doubled during the Trump administration, stressing that "Lebanon can face US pressure thanks to the achievements of our martyrs."
He explained that "we aspire to the establishment of a central power in which the citizens enjoy equality and have true sovereignty," noting that "foreign powers dictate must be rejected," and "the state that accepts such dictates is lying about its sovereignty."
Sayyed Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia's reaction to Minister Kordahi's statements is exaggerated
Regarding the recent Lebanese-Saudi crisis, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah affirmed that Saudi Arabia "created the latest crisis with Lebanon," adding that the party is not interested in escalation.
Sayyed Nasrallah speculated that among the assumptions of possible reasons for the crisis is the "lack of Saudi Arabia's prior knowledge of the statements of the Lebanese Minister of Information."
He stressed that "Saudi Arabia's reaction to Minister Kordahi's statements is very exaggerated," noting that "there are US officials and Arab diplomats who described the war on Yemen in harsher terms than Kordahi's statement."
Sayyed Nasrallah then asked, "Saudi Arabia has long presented itself as a friend to a large part of the Lebanese people, does a friend behave as such?"
He continued, "Syria, which we consider is Lebanon's friend, did not take a step against our country despite the insults it received during 16 years." He explained that it "did not stand as an obstacle to the arrival of natural gas and power to Lebanon despite the campaigns, insults, and attacks."
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that "Iran also extended its willingness to assist and did not wish anyone to do so despite the campaigns and insults."
He also pointed out that Hezbollah rejected the dismissal or resignation of the Lebanese Minister of Information, asking "does national interest lie in submission and humiliation?"
He then concluded that "one of the possibilities of the crisis is that Saudi Arabia is looking for an excuse to create a crisis with Lebanon."
He added, "We know the Saudi role in the July 2006 war and the Saudi incitement to continue that war," stressing that "Saudi Arabia wants its allies in Lebanon to wage a civil war with Hezbollah to the benefit of "Israel" and the US."
Hezbollah hegemony in Lebanon is the biggest fallacy
"Every Lebanese person must acknowledge that the Saudi allegations regarding Hezbollah's hegemony over Lebanon are completely false," the secretary-general stressed. "These Saudi allegations are ridiculous, and what's even more ridiculous is the idea of an Iranian occupation of Lebanon.
He affirmed that Hezbollah is an influential party, "the biggest in terms of politics and structure, but we do not have a hegemony." The secretary-general also asserted that there are parties that are "a lot less powerful, and they have a significant influence on the state, especially the judiciary."
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wondered, "are we a hegemonic party when we are unable to influence the impeachment of a judge regarding a certain case? Are we a hegemonic party when we meet the demand not to have diesel-carrying tankers dock on Lebanese beaches?"
He pointed out another fallacy in the argument that Hezbollah is hegemonic, explaining that the party was not heard when it came to re-coordination and relations with Syria and the east either. "Saying Hezbollah is hegemonic is the biggest fallacy in Lebanon and the region, and it is ridiculous... The Saudi argument that we are a hegemonic party in Lebanon is nothing but lies and slander."
On the Tayouneh massacre, Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that Hezbollah was open for dialogue regarding the latest issues in Lebanon, adding that the party was "following up on probes into the Tayouneh massacre that the Lebanese Forces committed with premeditation."
"There is absolutely no truth behind there being a bargain regarding the Beirut Blast case and that of the Tayouneh massacre," he concluded in this context.
Sayyed Nasrallah: The Saudi issue lies in Yemen, specifically in Marib
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the main Saudi issue lies in Yemen, specifically in Ma'rib, and thus in the results of the war, which already failed.
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the Americans themselves confirmed that the possible liberation of Marib is a resounding defeat for Saudi Arabia, which is aware of this. He then confirmed that the Saudi-Iranian negotiations did not address Lebanon's issues from any angle.
He then revealed that Saudi Arabia asked the Iranians to mediate in Yemen, but they responded by saying that the issue regards only the Yemenis. Sayed Nasrallah added that the victories in Yemen were made by Yemeni leaders, Yemeni minds, Yemeni miracles, concluding that its a "divine victory for Yemen."
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that "the Saudi regime despises others and belittles their achievements," explaining that "we [Hezbollah] have nothing to do with the achievements of the Yemenis."
Sayyed Nasrallah addressed Saudi Arabia, saying that if they desired to stop the war, the only way to do that is to accept the ceasefire and lift the siege.