Nasrallah: Ukraine is a lesson for those who trust Washington
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah accuses the United States of instigating the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine and of complicating the situation there.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech today that the West is taking all possible actions against Russia except engage in direct combat.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the West's current position in the Ukrainian crisis is a depiction of its double standards in comparison to its stances against US wars.
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the world today "only respects the powerful" and is silent in the face of US crimes, drawing a parallel of how the US was able to steal $3.5 billion from Afghanistan while the world was silent.
He said that the US is powerful and arrogant, and the world is silent about its injustices - the latest of which is Biden's theft of Afghani money. The Afghan Central Bank has $7 billion in the US, half of which Biden used to donate to victims of the 9/11 attacks.
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He continued, "The United States is responsible for what is happening in Ukraine, and it is the one who instigated it in this direction," explaining that Washington did everything to lead Ukraine to the current scenario, and it is the one who sets up the climate to complicate the situation.
Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say that what is happening is "a lesson for those who trust, rely and bet on America, and we must know that the current tragedy is the responsibility of the American administration."
'US stole money from Afghans': Protestors
Earlier in February, demonstrators in Kabul protested US President Joe Biden's decision to release $7 billion in frozen Afghan funds to be shared between humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan and American victims of "terrorism", including 9/11 families, affirming that the money belongs to Afghans.
Reuters reported that "protesters who gathered outside Kabul’s grand Eid Gah mosque demanded financial compensation for the tens of thousands of Afghans killed during the last 20 years of US occupation.
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Torek Farhadi, a former financial adviser to Afghanistan's US-backed government, raised concerns about the UN's management of the Afghan Central Bank's reserves.
USA one of the top in world which they broken humanity#USA_stole_money_from_afghan pic.twitter.com/wSdMl3TPAj— سجاد رحمت الافغانی (@SajadRahmat) February 12, 2022
He stated that the money is intended "to back up the country's currency, assist in monetary policy, and manage the country's balance of payment," rather than humanitarian aid.
"These reserves belong to the people of Afghanistan, not the Taliban [...] Biden's decision is one-sided and does not match with international law," said Farhadi. "No other country on Earth makes such confiscation decisions about another country's reserves."