Hizbullah Secretary General, His Eminence Sayyed Nasrallah, tackled on Tuesday night various regional and internal issues, on top of which are the war on Syria, the Saudi aggression against Yemen, and the Lebanese Presidential file.
Appearing live from the Sayyed Shuhada Complex on the 10th night of Muharam, Sayyed Nasrallah thanked the Lebanese Army and the official security agencies for protecting the Ashura ceremonies.
Thanks to LAAs His Eminence thanked all sides that organized the Ashura ceremonies, he hailed all who exerted efforts to protect the towns and cities where the Ashura commemorations were held.
"I thank the Lebanese Army, the official security agencies and the units of Hizbullah and the Amal Movement," he said.
Warning that what is happening in the region firmly affects the region and Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that we are witnessing tension and escalation which govern the regional scene. "This contradicts the situation of several months ago, when we thought that we were on the verge of settlements."
US Supports Terrorists, Blocks Political Solution in Syria
According to Sayyed Nasrallah, the Americans withdrew from the deal because it distinguishes the al-Nusra front from other armed groups. "The Americans realized that striking al-Nusra would weaken the rest of the armed terrorist groups currently aiding the US in its pursuit of interests in Syria," he elaborated.
Meanwhile, His Eminence underscored that "it is clear that the US and its followers will continue to support the armed groups in Syria to continue their fight."
On the same level, he went on to say that "the goal of the war on Syria was to make it fall and be fragmented and be ripped apart in line with the "Israeli" interests. It is meant to ruin and destroy Syria for the eyes of the "Israeli" ally."
In this context, he explained that both Daesh and al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists of Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra, "are being used to serve and achieve US and "Israeli" goals."
"The real goal of the countries that have neither democracy nor elections was not democracy or elections in Syria," the Resistance Leader confirmed, hailing the fact that 6 years have passed and they failed to topple Syria or control it.
In parallel, Sayyed Nasrallah warned that "there is an American effort to open the exits to Daesh from Mosul so that its terrorists accumulate in Eastern Syria i.e. in Raqqa and Deir al-Zour."
He recalled the recent deliberate US airstrikes against Syrian army positions in eastern Syria as an example of Washington's attempts to boost Daesh in the region, adding, "US raids on Deir al-Zour were targeting the Syrian army positions so that the whole area would fall to Daesh."
He also reiterated that "the Americans, Saudi Arabia and some regional countries are blocking political solutions in Syria."
While the Hizbullah Secretary General stressed that "steadfastness and perseverance are needed during this stage", he added: "Syria and its allies have prevented the fall of Syria into the hands of these takfiri, terrorist groups that have ties to foreign embassies and intelligence agencies."
"Syria was, is and will remain the main chain in the axis of resistance," he assured, saluting the steadfastness of the people in Kefraya and al-Foaa. "We won't forget you and we have to work to end this issue and in the appropriate manner."
Slamming the US support for terrorist groups, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that "in Fallouja and Anbar, the US opened the way for the defeated Daesh."
"Gulf States must accept political solutions if they want the welfare of the Syrian people," he said, reiterating that all those who are defending Syria continue to defend the Resistance and look forward to a political solution and not to more bloodshed."
Yemeni Blood Victorious, Saudis towards Abyss
Moving to the Yemeni front, His Eminence lamented the Saudi airstrikes that launched a brutal aggression against a crowded funeral ceremony in Sanna.
"The Saudi regime made a historic mistake in launching the aggression against Yemen," he said, noting that "the Yemeni people remained steadfast in the face of the Saudi aggression amid the world's silence and surrender."
Refusing the political black mail in connecting the denunciation of the Saudi massacre with the Lebanese presidential file, particularly affecting the chances of General Michel Aoun, Sayyed Nasrallah stated: "Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned this strike, although he has always been silent, so how do you want me to remain silent?"
As he slammed this horrible massacre, which forms a major scandal for the Saudi regime, His Eminence viewed that this massacre must turn to a way towards ending this war.
"This massacre must be a motive for ending this war and the world must convince Saudi Arabia that it cannot win this war," the Resistance added, assuring that the Yemeni noble blood will emerge victorious and Saudi Arabia will lose.
On the same front, Sayyed Nasrallah said: "Saudi Arabia's insistence on carrying on with the war will not only make it lose Yemen, but it will also make it lose itself. The current Saudi leadership is pushing the kingdom to the brink of the abyss."
"All the world has started to become aware that terrorism is logistically and financially supported by Saudi Arabia," he emphasized, calling the Saudi rulers to return to their senses.
Support for Aoun Unquestioned
"Despite their division, the Lebanese managed to preserve security, stability and civil peace. It also seems that there is an international will to preserve the situation in Lebanon," he said, pointing out that civil peace, stability and security in Lebanon are the pillars of everything.
Sayyed Nasrallah also reaffirmed Hizbullah's commitment to supporting MP Michel Aoun's candidacy for the Presidency, stressing that the party's choice has always been clear. "We are the people of honesty, loyalty and commitment to our stances. This is how we've always been and this is how we'll always remain," he said, warning that there are parties that are trying to take advantage of the presidential developments to sow discord between Hizbullah and the FPM and between Hizbullah and the Amal Movement and the Marada Movement.
Commenting on the recent political move of the Future leader Saad Hariri, he said: "The country has entered a positive political phase with regard to the presidential election. This change, which they talk about is that Future Movement leader Saad Hariri might declare his support for Gen. Aoun's candidacy.
As His Eminence highlighted that Hizbullah naturally welcomes and supports any positive political change that will take the presidential election to the desired result, he also acknowledged the courage of those who make this change.
In his speech, Nasrallah called for an inter-Lebanese understanding to elect a president and form a new government:"The Lebanese are called upon to exert efforts in the next few weeks to meet and reach an understanding on the election of a president and the formation of a national unity government in which everyone participates, after which preparations [will] begin for parliamentary elections," he said.
"The Lebanese are called upon to exert efforts in the next few weeks to meet and reach an understanding on the election of a president and the formation of a national unity government in which everyone participates, after which preparations [will] begin for parliamentary elections," he said.
In addition, Sayyed Nasrallah uncovered that there is an understanding and not a "deal" between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Future Movement which among other things, calls for the election of Aoun as "a strong candidate" for the presidency and Hariri "a strong candidate" for the premiership.
"So where is the problem in forging agreements with Berri, Franjieh and the rest of the allies?" he wondered.
Cautioning that there are financial, legal, environmental and health issues that need to be addressed by the executive and legislative branches, His Eminence called Hizbullah's allies and friends to return to the government in return for commitment to the National Pact and partnership.
"Serious efforts must also be exerted to resume the parliament's legislative role," he stated.
He also stressed that preservation of security, stability and civil peace in Lebanon was a red line. "Civil peace and stability are essential for everything, for politics, the economy and the presidential election."