Sayyed Nasrallah Announces 1st Ship Sailing from Iran, Warns US & “Israel”: Beware It’s A Lebanese Land
By Fatima Haydar
Beirut – Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gave a televised speech on the 10th of Muharram to commemorate Ashura.
During his speech on Thursday, Sayyed Nasrallah tackled various local and regional issues, notably the fuel crisis in Lebanon and the US defeat in Afghanistan.
His Eminence began his speech by offering his heartfelt condolences to the Islamic nation as well as its Leader His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [AS].
First and foremost, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed, “The top of our priorities is facing the Zionist entity occupying Palestine and some lands in Syria and Lebanon,” and asserted that “Our firm and endless position is to support Palestinians in their right to return their land from the sea to the river despite all pressures and normalization attempts”.
“We are looking forward to the day when the Zionist invaders will leave Palestine, because this is the end of all invaders,” His Eminence said.
The SG called on the protection of the religious sites and said, “To confront the threats that Al-Quds and its holy sites are facing, we urge the establishment and afforming a regional equation that protects these holy sites”.
“We call for making the protection of the holy sites the task of the entire Resistance Axis, not just the Palestinian sites,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Moving to Iraq, Sayyed Nasrallah renewed Hezbollah’s thanks to the Iraqi factions for expressing their readiness to protect the holy sites in Palestine.
The SG hailed the cooperation among the Resistance forces in the region alongside the resistance in Palestine and stated that this cooperation “will increase the hope in liberating Palestine”.
Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted what the United States represents to the world and explained, “The successive US administrations represent the head of tyranny and injustice in the world”.
His Eminence assured that the “Sovereignty in our region over its resources, water, oil and land must be to its peoples and countries”.
Sayyed Nasrallah also noted that, “After the American defeat in Afghanistan, eyes are focused on the US occupation in Iraq and Syria”.
His Eminence further said, “The Zionists fear any Iraqi role in any grand war,” highlighting that, “Iraq has decided that the US combat forces should leave its soil at the end of the year, and this is an important issue on the way of achieving Iraqi sovereignty”.
“The Iraqis should take into consideration the issue of American advisors by looking at the experience of Afghanistan,” the SG added.
Sayyed Nasrallah also explained, “What constitutes a real guarantee for Iraq in the face of Daesh [Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS’ / ‘ISIL’] and the Takfiris is the Hashd Shaabi [PMU]”.
“The Hashd Shaabi resembles one of the greatest manifestations and embodiments of the response to the fatwa [a ruling on a point of Islamic law given] of the religious authority in Holy Najaf ,” His Eminence stated.
The Resistance leader has a firm stance regarding the American presence in the Middle East, vying for their withdrawal, “The US forces must leave the Tanaf area [in Syria], because there are no Daesh forces there”.
In a parallel notion, “The Hashd Shaabi must be strengthened, because it is a great guarantee for Iraq,” Sayyed Nasrallah asserted, warning that “US forces facilitate the development of Daesh and help it move from one region to another”.
“The American forces must leave east of the Euphrates, and the goal of their presence is to steal the Syrian oil,” the SG said, adding that “the fate of the American occupiers in Syria is to leave so that the land and its oil will return to Syria”.
Tackling the war on Yemen, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “The US-Saudi aggressive war on Yemen must stop, and this aggression will not be able to achieve its goals”.
“We stand with the oppressed people of Bahrain, who are prevented from expressing their opinion and expressed their readiness to support Palestine,” His Eminence said regarding Bahrain.
“Let no one make wrong calculations,” the Resistance leader warned, saying that “‘Israel’ is the anxious party these days”.
On the Lebanese arena, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “We reiterate to friends and foes that the Resistance in Lebanon is strong”.
On the issue of the Lebanese government formation, His Eminence called for “the formation of a government in Lebanon and we reject vacuum”.
Sayyed Nasrallah added, “We wait for the results of the meetings between President of the Republic and the Prime Minister-designate over the government’s formation”.
“We believe more than ever in the correctness of our decision, in the resistance, and that we’re close to victory,” the SG announced.
However, His Eminence cautioned, “There are those inside and outside who are trying to hold us responsible for the failure to form the government, and this is not true,” adding, “Some accuse us of not exerting enough pressures on our allies and friends, but this is meaningless”.
Regarding the fuel crisis Lebanon is facing, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “Our first ship will sail from Iran within hours, carrying the needed material, and we give priority to the fuel”.
His Eminence assured, “More ships will also come from Iran, not only this ship”.
On this issue, Sayyed Nasrallah issued a firm warning to the Americans and “Israelis”, “The ship that will sail in a few hours will be from the first moment a Lebanese territory”.
Sayyed Nasrallah also said, “Whoever imposed this decision on us is the one who imposed the economic war on us”.
His Eminence further pointed, “The millions of liters of gasoline and diesel which the Lebanese army unveiled confirms that the crisis was created on purpose,” while issuing a stern warning, “The matter has become linked to the dignity of our people and we refuse to humiliate them… We reject to be humiliated in a military war, political war or economic war”.
In this regard, Sayyed Nasrallah underscored the position of the Resistance nation to Imam Khamenei, saying, “We are masters following the Wali al-Faqih, rather than being slaves to America and its tools in the region”.
“Iran has never let down its allies and Qassem Soleimani's severed hand on the land of Baghdad airport is the biggest proof,” the Resistance leader emphasized.
His Eminence, again, thanks Iran “for its permanent support for the Lebanese, as well as for the Resistance in the liberation of our land and the repelling of aggression”.
However, Sayyed Nasrallah refused the notion that the Islamic Republic interferes in Lebanese internal affairs and accentuates that “we are not tools in the hands of this dear state”.
To the Lebanese people, His Eminence explained that the right thing for Lebanon is that “the state carries out its responsibilities and we are ready to help it despite our anger”.
Accordingly, the SG warned that “the US embassy is responsible for all this incitement among the Lebanese,” dismissing the US embassy in Awkar as being a diplomatic representation mission but rather “an embassy for conspiring against Lebanon's people”.
Sayyed Nasrallah warned the US and its allies not to “try us in any military, security or economic war,” because “The generation of our resistance is not to be shaken by storms, threats or circumstances”.
Hezbollah SG highlighted the perseverance of the Resistance community saying, “We as a people are able to overcome these difficulties if we cooperate together”.
Once again, Sayyed Nasrallah urged those who are betting on the US and their embassy in Beirut to “Take Afghanistan’s experience into consideration”.
His Eminence addressed those dependent on the US and told them that the Americans’ “police dogs, they use for their protection, are closer to them than you are”.
In view of that, the SG reminded the US that their “embassy in Beirut will fail as it failed in the past”, underlining that “The US Embassy is running the economic and media war on Lebanon and is behind all the media campaigns of the Lebanese against each other”.
Sayyed Nasrallah concluded his speech by encouraging the Lebanese to stand by Lebanon’s security forces and army, as “the great national interest is for the state to confront these events”.
Consequently, the Resistance leader reiterated, “We’re the people of martyrdom. In any battle, we are not to abandon our Islam, cause, sanctities or nation”.