Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah tackled the recent developments in Lebanon and the region, particularly the halt of the so-called Saudi grant to the Lebanese Army and the repercussions.
In a televised speech, Sayyed Nasrallah condoled the families of martyrs, who fell during confronting "ISIS" while liberating the Khanaser road and breaking the siege on Syrian Aleppo.
Saudi, "Israel" Seek Strife
Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed that since the Saudi kingdom announced its step, a wide media and political campaign was launched against us.
"Since the announcement of the suspension of the Saudi grants, we have entered a new phase of political conflict and Saudi Arabia aggravated it through media campaigns," His Eminence stated.
As His Eminence warned that both "Israel" and the Saudi Kingdom Saudi Arabia seek to instigate strife between Shias and Sunnis in the region, he reassured that Hizbullah is keen on stability, security and domestic peace in Lebanon.
"We say it clearly that what happened will not make us prepare for a May 7-like campaign or other moves," he said, in response to all media and political fabrications, which have claimed that Hizbullah was preparing its "black shirts".
This comes as, according to the Resistance Leader, statements of unknown source claimed that Hizbullah intends to enter "Sunni" regions and that Tarik al-Jedideh was a target and some parties circulated the content of these statements, which has sparked anxiety in the country.
"These statements are aimed at stirring strife between Shiites and Sunnis in Lebanon," he viewed, noting that Saudi Arabia has asked its citizens to leave Lebanon over security concerns although its considerations are political.
Moreover, His Eminence denied all what has been circulated on Hizbullah being angry, in trouble, or pressured.
He further assured that "the Resistance and Hizbullah are in a very strong status. We are stronger than any time in the past five years, we are not worried, and we are concerned about the security, stability, and civil peace."
To March 14 rivals, Sayyed Nasrallah announced: "We don't intend to resign from the government. We are partners and holding on to it is a national responsibility."
To them, he sent a clear message: "This government is yours and we only have a modest share in it. There is also an interest in our dialogue with the Future. Anyone who wants to turn the table in face of Hizbullah, let him do it. We are keen on sitting on the table, but he wants to turn the table, let him do it."
However, His Eminence stated: "The national and ethical considerations oblige us to reassure everyone that the country is not on the verge of a civil war or a confrontation."
He pointed out that there are political forces in Lebanon, which do not want to hold municipal elections on time and want to exacerbate the security situation.
MBC Video Low
On another level, Sayyed Nasrallah commented on the sarcastic video broadcasted by the Saudi MBC channel, leading to protests.
In this context, he labeled such videos as insulting and low. "When some media outlets refer to such a low standard, this is an indication of their weakness...There is no doubt that the youth protests that erupted as a reaction to a TV show have contributed to increasing concerns and anxiety among the Lebanese."
"The video does not deserve a response and it reflects their weak choices. The street protests that followed the video were a spontaneous reaction by people who considered what happened as an insult. There could be some violations, but in general, it was due to the people's love."
Meanwhile, he urged the Resistance followers not to make use of streets. "I ask you not to go to the street no matter what programs or words were used against the Resistance or against me. This approach is inappropriate and the reactions must be calculated and measured. There is no need to take to the streets no matter what happens and you must seek responses that do not serve the objectives of the enemies and rivals. "
"We must think about effective responses that would serve our goals not the enemy's," His Eminence said, noting that "it was stated in "Israel" a couple of days ago that there is an "Israeli" team following the social media pages, and we must be aware about that, and no one should undervalue this field."
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that we shouldn't serve the enemy, which seeks to create strife. ""Israel" wants to agitate strife in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia is seeking to stir strife in any country that contains Sunnis and Shiites. Should we serve their goals?" he wondered.
In addition, the Resistance Leader denounced the verbal attack on religious figures. "In some places there where offensive slogans against prominent Muslim figures. This is a serious fault, and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution had clearly prohibited such offenses. Anyone who does these actions would be offending his people and religion, and is serving "Israel" and those who seek sedition."
"Our morals prohibit us from cursing or insulting anyone at the personal level," he said, pointing that "we are concerned with unveiling the facts and actions and not with launching personal attacks."
According to His Eminence, "It is not right that in seeking to defend the right, we commit such a fault."
"Hizbullah's officials must meet with those who took to the streets and warn them not to go back to the streets because this period is sensitive and we live in a sensitive country."
Not to Remain Silent on Yemen
Back to the main cause of crisis that erupted after Riyadh halted the Saudi donation to the Lebanese Army, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that "from 2005 till now Saudi Arabia has been provoking us and we remained silent, but we won't do that anymore."
According to His Eminence, "all the facts indicate that the Saudi donations were halted since the department of King Abdullah and not because of our stance."
"Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on Lebanon to silence Hizbullah, and we won't be silenced. They are pressuring the Lebanese sides to distance themselves from Hizbullah and its allies over the Saudi move."
He also said: "The Yemeni people are the most oppressed. We reached a point with the Saudi crimes in the Yemen war where we could no longer be silent. I am now 57, and I say this with all honesty... The greatest thing I've ever done in my life was speak out on the second day of the Saudi war in Yemen, as I am doing now."
"Saudi Arabia is angry with Hizbullah since it is daring to say what only a few others dare to say against its royal family," His Eminence clarified, urging Riyadh if had a problem with Hizbullah to take it up with the party itself, and not target Lebanon, its people, army and the Resistance allies.
On this level, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that "Even UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke out against the massacres being committed by the Saudi regime in Yemen."
He said that while Hizbullah was calling for dialogue between Bahrain's factions in the wake of the 2011 crisis in the tiny island kingdom, Saudi Arabia had sent in its tanks to crush the peaceful uprising.
He ridiculed the attempts made by some Lebanese officials to mend ties with Saudi Arabia and assure it of Lebanon's "Arab identity," asking why some had all of a sudden come to remember that they were Arabs.
On the Lebanese internal front, Sayyed Nasrallah elaborated that Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil is aggrieved and he condemned the attack against the Saudi embassy in Tehran several times. The uproar could be part of a political campaign against Bassil and Aoun. "Hizbullah is capable of confronting on its own and it does not need to embarrass its allies."
"They [the Saudis] are responsible for the scheme of sending booby-trapped cars from Syrian Qalamoun to Lebanon and nowadays Saudi Arabia is fighting a direct war in Yemen."
He also accused Saudi Arabia of putting the squeeze on Lebanon to end criticisms of Saudi policy. "It was not possible to remain silent over Saudi Arabia's crimes in Yemen and we will not remain silent now," His Eminence vowed.
Source: al-Ahed news