Sayyed Nasrallah Warns of Fragmentation Scheme: Saudi Aggression Failed, We’ll Tackle Qalamoun
Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Tuesday a televised speech, in which he tackled various regional and internal titles.
On the regional level, Sayyed Nasrallah stated: "Once again we are before a major deception attempt, which has not stopped ever since they declared the end of operation of the so-called ‘Firmness Storm'."
"The biggest attempt at deception was what was called ‘the Saudi victory against Yemen' and the claim that the kingdom achieved all the objectives," His Eminence declared.
He further questioned: "Do Arab citizens accept such deception and misinformation? As an Arab citizen I want information about the objectives that were allegedly realized."
Stressing the failure of the Saudi aggression against Yemen, Sayyed Nasrallah asked about a single objective that has been achieved.
"Has Saudi Arabia restored the so-called legitimacy in Yemen? Has it managed to prevent the expansion of the Yemeni army and popular committees? Has it confiscated the arms of Ansarullah? Has it been able to return Mansour Hadi to his country?" The Resistance Leader wondered.
In parallel, His Eminence added: "Have they managed to achieve their real objective by restoring their hegemony over Yemen?"
On this level, he confirmed that "we are before a clear and obvious Saudi failure and a clear Yemeni victory. This is the result of the firmness and steadfastness of the Yemenis."
According to Sayyed Nasrallah, "the launch of a new stage of the Saudi aggression called "Renewal of Hope operation" was an attempt to cover up for the failure of the first round of the war against Yemen."
"With their continuous failure, they moved to modest, achievable objectives."
Moreover, Hizbullah Secretary General highlighted that the Saudi-led war coalition claimed that it wants to fight terrorism but they are offering arms to al-Qaeda and bombing the popular committees to prevent them from reaching the regions where al-Qaeda is operating.
"They have prevented any humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen," he emphasized, noting that "today, the objective of this aggression has become clear and it has become obvious that Saudi Arabia is seeking hegemony."
Despite the aggression, according to Sayyed Nasrallah, "The Yemeni forces have started regaining the initiative in the border regions."
In face of the war on Yemen, he urged the world to hold its responsibility "to confront this aggression's repercussions at the humanitarian level."
Moreover, His Eminence recalled that "imposing pressure through killing children and women is a futile policy and the evidence is what happened in Vietnam, Gaza and Lebanon, especially during the July war, when the Resistance remained resilient despite the fact that everything was bombed."
Beware of US Scheme
In an attempt to explain some aspects of the fragmentation scheme to our region, Sayyed Nasrallah elaborated: "After Daesh seized control of Mosul and started threatening the rest of the provinces and the region, a US-led international coalition was formed to fight it."
On this level, he mentioned: "At that time, we said that the US is not serious in the issue of fighting the terrorist Daesh group and that it would utilize the threat of the Daesh in the region to realize its own scheme for the region."
"We said that the US has a scheme to fragment these regions on sectarian and ethnic basis - Arabs, Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites," His Eminence warned.
In addition, Sayyed Nasrallah stated: "Nowadays, the Americans have revealed their true intentions through their attempt to bestow legitimacy on the fragmentation of Iraq, and this is what the Congress is trying to do."
On Iraq, he asserted: "The Americans are not fulfilling their promises, even regarding the sale of arms to the Iraqi government."
"All of our countries will face the threat of fragmentation, even Saudi Arabia, and our generation should not remain silent over this issue," the Resistance Leader cautioned.
Psychological War in Syria
Moving to the Syrian front, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that "after the recent fall of Idlib's Jisr al-Shughur into the hands of the terrorist armed groups, we witnessed a wave of rumors that is part of a vehement psychological war. Some of these rumors focused on the issue of a possible sectarian genocide."
He further said: "The rumors are aimed at saying that the regime is living its final days and that the Syrian regime is falling apart," pointing out that " some said that Syria's allies have abandoned it and that Iran sold it for the sake of the nuclear program."
In response, His Eminence said: "We are before a psychological warfare aimed at undermining the resolve of the Syrians and at achieving through lies what they failed to achieve through their years-long global war against Syria."
"No one must heed this psychological war and we must all realize that this is a psychological war. This is not new as we kept hearing in the past four years that the regime has ended."
Meanwhile, His Eminence noted: "The claims that Iran has abandoned Syria are baseless and they are keen on the interests of their allies. Furthermore, there are no indications that the Russian leadership has abandoned Syria."
On this level, he asserted that "when a certain town or region falls, such as the city of Idlib, we must look for the reasons on the ground instead of blaming it on the policies of alliances."
"Losing one round, does not mean losing the war," The Resistance Leader assured.
Qalamoun... Our Responsibility
Commenting on the situation in the Qalamoun region, Sayyed Nasrallah said: "The situation in Qalamoun has nothing to do with anything else, neither with Idlib nor with Jisr al-Shughur."
In parallel, he highlighted that "We were aware that the militant groups were waiting for the melting of the snow to launch attacks."
"After the snow melted, we were not the ones who attacked, they attacked posts and kidnapped people from Arsal," His Eminence said, pointing out that "the terrorist groups' aggression continues as they attack the Lebanese Army and kidnap civilians and soldiers."
Hizbullah Secretary General also emphasized that "we are not speaking of a perceived threat but rather of a real aggression, which is manifesting itself through attacks on posts and the occupation of vast chunks of Lebanese territory."
"Had the state performed its duties, we would have stood behind it and by it, but it is clear that the state lacks the ability. The Lebanese state is unable to confront the terrorist attacks, which need a decisive solution."
As His Eminence hailed the fact that Hizbullah "is paying the price of blood so that the people enjoy both security and dignity", he noted that "going to find a solution in Qalamoun is a decisive choice. However, time and place remains for us."
"Defending Syria is a defense of Lebanon, Palestine, and the entire region," he reiterated, wondering that "had the armed groups been able to control Syria, what was the fate of Syria and its people as well as the fate of Lebanon and the region?"
In response to al rumors concerning Hizbullah's official position from the Qalamoun's battle," Sayyed Nasrallah said: "We will tackle the threat but until the moment, Hizbullah has not declared any official stance about what it intends to do."
"We will not issue a statement about our operation and when the operation begins, it will speak for itself," he vowed.
On this level, Sayyed Nasrallah advised all those who continue to criticize Hizbullah's role in fighting the terrorist groups by saying: "If you don't want to confront the threat, it is your business, and no one has tasked us with this other than our humanity, religion and morals."
"We heard a lot of intimidation and condemnation, but if we wanted to wait for Lebanese consensus, the armed groups would have been deployed among us by now."
In conclusion, Hizbullah Secretary General vowed that "the Resistance will continue to hold its responsibilities in Syria no matter what the sacrifices were."
"In the face of this threat, we will not wait for any consensus. It is our national, ethical and humane obligation. We will be where we should be."
Source: al-Ahed news