Nasrallah: No settlement in the region, West returned to proxy war
Sayyed Nasrallah says the third version of the US project in the region is based on tightening the blockade and economic sanctions.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah pointed out on Thursday that the West has returned to the policy of proxy wars, as is the case in Ukraine while focusing at the same time on exerting economic pressures and imposing sanctions.
On the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Consultative Center for Studies and Documentation, Sayyed Nasrallah said, "The third version of the American project in the region is based on tightening the blockade and economic sanctions," stressing that "an economic vision must not be built on wrong political calculations, including an assumption that there will be a settlement in the region."
Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that "there will be no settlement in the region, and the economic vision must be based on the fact that there is no stability in light of the ongoing struggle with the Israeli enemy."
Regarding the natural resources within the Mediterranean Sea, the Lebanese leader said there is no doubt that the Mediterranean has enormous resources that the world is interested in and views as a top priority.
Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that Lebanese expatriates are exposed to danger and US aggression by placing businessmen and senior merchants on "terrorist lists on unjust charges," stressing that "we need a political authority and a courageous state capable of taking stances, is defiant, and takes courageous decisions."
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The Hezbollah Secretary-General considered that "the overwhelming concern battering Lebanon is economic, financial, and monetary," calling on everyone to assume responsibility and save the economic and financial situation.
The Resistance leader said there is no doubt that the economic situation is difficult in Lebanon, stressing that this is the case across the globe as many countries around the world suffer from stifling economic crises.
The Secretary-General considered that "it is not permissible to remain in a floundering state," stressing the importance of developing a vision for the economic situation on the basis of which plans and programs will be drawn up.
Sayyed Nasrallah explained that the reasons for the current poor economic situation in Lebanon are "political quotas in projects, sanctions, pressures, blockade, and the consequences of internal wars and reconstruction, as well as wars and Israeli aggressions and regional events, especially the file of the refugees and displaced, which greatly burdens Lebanon."
Sayyed Nasrallah clarified that "the blockade means preventing aid and donations to Lebanon, preventing loans, and preventing the state from accepting donations, as happened with the Russian and Iranian donations or accepting investments" as offered by China and Russia.
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"The United States does not want a strong state in the region, but rather, it wants its people to keep running after a loaf of bread," he pointed out. "I invite you to examine the economic situation in Egypt, the first country to sign a peace agreement with "Israel", is Lebanon more important to America than it?"
Sayyed Nasrallah further stressed that "the next 6 years are crucial, and if we continue in the same way, the country is going to collapse" if it already hasn't.
Lebanon "wants a brave president who is willing to sacrifice and does not care about American threats," and there are candidates who embody these characteristics, the Resistance leader noted, adding that "we are looking for a brave president of the republic, and we are looking for a government and officials of this kind."
Sayyed Nasrallah concluded that "the parties that pretend to be sovereign know the extent of the American meddling, yet they remain silent because sovereignty is just an empty slogan to them."
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