Sayyed Nasrallah: We’re in Heart of Qalamoun Battle, If State Fails to Take Its Responsibilities... People will Do
Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered Saturday a televised speech in which he tackled a number of internal and regional topics, particularly the Resistance's victories in Qalamoun.
In the beginning of his speech, His Eminence denied all fabricated rumors regarding his medical health.
He further labeled them in context of the psychological war targeting the Resistance and its people.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that al-Nakba reminds us with occupying Palestine, displacing thousands of Palestinians in 1976 and establishing the Zionist current situation which conspired against and assaulted all the neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and others.
Moreover, he urged the Arab and Muslim world to study the causes of al-Nakba and identify the responsibilities in order for the contemporary generations to learn from the past experience, which included the noble stances of the mujahidin and the martyrs and comprised those who betrayed their nation for the sake of private interests".
On another level, Sayyed Nasrallah warned that the nation today is suffering from a new Nakba.
"In Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the entire Arab and Islamic world where takfiris exist, there will be a new Nakba," he mentioned.
In parallel, His Eminence called for confronting the new American Takfiri project that will create a new Nakba and will lead to the segmentation our nation.
He adviced the nation to learn the lessons of the past and that all sides hold their responsibilities in face of the American - takfiri project, which wants to make a greater Nakba.
"The Nakba of the Takfiri militants was first brought to the region by the British Zionist project, now it is the American Takfiri Zionist project, and America is using this to weaken the nation and tear it apart and to seize control of its capabilities," he added.
In Heart of Qalamoun... Victory Coming
Turning to some aspects of the Resistance achievements in Qalamoun, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that "the Syrian army backed by other Syrian forces from the towns and cities of Qalamoun and Hizbullah are one team.
"The other team is al-Nusra Front and the "ISIL"," he stated, pointing out that "The battlefield of Qalamoun is made up of heights that reach 2,500 meters above sea level."
Moreover, His Eminence elaborated that "there were many battles in Qalamoun that led to the defeat of the armed groups."
He announced that the Resistance remains in the heart of the Qalamoun battle.
He also noted that the seizure of the terrorist posts in Qalamoun has helped secure the Damascus-Homs highway and Lebanese border towns, recalling the hundreds of rockets fired by Syrian armed groups into Lebanon over the past several years.
"I am not talking about full security, because militants are still present on the outskirts of Arsal," he added, pointed out that "as long as they are on Arsal's outskirts and the remaining part of Qalamoun, then I can't talk about complete security."
According to Sayyed Nasrallah, "One of the direct consequences of the Qalamoun battle is inflicting a resounding defeat and causing them to flee all areas of engagement. This led to the restoration of 300 km2 of the Lebanese and Syrian territories."
"The armed groups were severely defeated and they have withdrawn from all the areas that witnessed clashes. Their bases have been destroyed."
He also elaborated that "the outskirts of Assal al-Wared, al-Jebbeh and Flita have been linked with the outskirts of Baalbek, Nahleh and Younine."
"The biggest financial source for armed groups are from Lebanon despite all the measures taken by the Lebanese army," His Eminence stressed.
The Resistance leader said the residents of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, especially citizens of Baalbek and Hermel, will not tolerate the presence of militants on the outskirts of their towns and villages.
"If the state does not assume its responsibility toward these towns, Bekaa residents will take it upon themselves to ensure protection," he predicted.
Meanwhile, he reiterated that "it is our right and the rights of the citizens of Baalbek and Hermel to look ahead to a day where there is no longer a single militant on Lebanon's outskirts."
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah assured that the Resistance is in an ongoing battle against extremists, expressing optimism that a day will come when there will be no terrorists in Lebanon, including in its border areas.
Stop Creating Rift with LA
However, according to His Eminence, "In Lebanon, certain political forces launched an intimidation propaganda before and during Qalamoun battle, yet they forgot that nothing can weaken our determination."
His Eminence also dismissed all alleged claims that Hizbullah was trying to get the Lebanese Army involved in the Qalamoun battle.
"The Resistance appreciates and respects the Lebanese Army and its leadership, and is keen on keeping it out of any conflict in Qalamoun," he said, asserting that "As long as the armed groups are present on the outskirts of Arsal and the remaining part of Qalamoun's outskirts, we could not say there is absolute security."
"Are those who kidnapped and killed the Lebanese army soldiers, assaulted the military posts and the residential areas in Bekaa, detonated the car bombs in different Lebanese areas and occupied swathes of the Lebanese territories in Arsal barrens rebels? Or terrorists?"
To the sides defending the so-called rebels, Sayyed Nasrallah sent a clear message: "If their political reference, Saudi Arabia, blacklists Nusra Front and "ISIL", and the Lebanese court as well as the international community considers them as terrorist groups, so why do those political forces support them?"
In response to some sides and media exaggerations regarding the number of martyrs in the Qalamoun battle, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that "so far, Hizbullah 13 members of the Resistance Mujahideen were martyred, while the Syrian army and the Syrian popular mobilization units lost a combined seven."
"In Qalamoun, the Lebanese and the Syrian blood mixed in face of the takfiri groups."
His Eminence also praised the spirits of the martyrs and hailed the sacrifices of their families as well as those of the mujahidin on the occasion of the victory.
No for Vaccum
Turning to the presidential deadlock, Hizbullah Secretary General said that the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, General Michel Aoun is trying to propose solutions for the crisis.
He urged political parties to discuss them and study them.
"No one has an interest in having a vacuum," he said, clarifying that all Lebanese sides must be concerned with finding solutions to end the political dilemma as the presidential void affects all the parties negatively.
On the regional level, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the situation of the Bahraini jails and prisoners is miserable.
"The situation in the prisons in Bahrain is very difficult, it's not just against the most basic human rights and something awful is taking place... in light of international silence," the Secretary General added.
Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the Bahrainis: "You have to stick to your steadfastness in face of the regime oppression and the international community's silence."
Al-Saud's Criminality ...
Addressing the US-Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, His Eminence reiterated his condemnation for the attackers' brutality, stressing that it failed to reach any of its objectives, yet that all what happened opposed its goals.
He said the Saudi military campaign has failed to achieve any of its goals, saying Riyadh has gained nothing but "failure after failure."
"This aggression won't achieve its goals.... and it has failed in achieving its goals," he said, noting that "the Saudi-led aggression has succeeded only to kill, destroy, and violate the sanctities by razing the shrines."
Sayyed Nasrallah said: "Unfortunately, the barbaric and criminal Zionists did not destroy the shrines, while the Saudis did not respect any limit."
His Eminence noted that the Saudi war asserted that Iran is the most important ally to the Yemenis and that the coalition's countries are Yemen's enemies.
Sayyed Nasrallah further called on the nation to exert all the possible efforts to halt the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
Source: al-Ahed news