Resistance thwarted 'dangerous' US plot to divide region: Hezbollah
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem says the "axis of resistance" has managed to thwart US and Israeli plots to divide the Middle East region by defeating Daesh.
According to Press TV, speaking at a memorial ceremony in Beirut Sunday, Qassem said the US supports Israel despite its oppression and occupation because it is in American interests to transplant “this cancerous tumor” to disturb the region and to use it as "a stick" against the countries that disobey the United States.
Washington, he said, tried to destroy Syria in order to implement its plan for creating a new Middle East and dividing the regional countries, "but we managed to thwart the plot."
Like Israel, the US also supports the Takfiri "beasts" because that serves their interests, the cleric said, adding Washington and Tel Aviv do not care about other countries and nations.
"The entire world knows that the US and its allies created Daesh and dispatched terrorists from across the world to Syria," Qassem said.
Their plan was to divide the region "so that they can control it easily" and to damage the true image of Islam and project a false and gruesome picture of the divine faith to in order to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the world, he added.
Qassem emphasized that the "axis of resistance" has defeated the Takfiri project and that the terrorist groups are taking their last breath.
“If it weren’t for the resistance, Israel wouldn’t have left and Lebanon wouldn’t have been independent and become strong. And if it weren’t for the resistance, we wouldn’t have beaten Takfiri terrorism through the tripartite equation of the Army, people and the resistance,” he said.
In Tehran, the chief commander of the ground forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said all enemy plots in the region have been thwarted, thanks to the "resistance forces."
"Who disrupted America's plans in Syria and Iraq and the region? They saw the conditions in Syria and Iraq, and found out that there would be no trace of Israel, so they created Daesh and other terrorist groups," said Gen. Mohammad Pakpour.
The commander said the US, which is seeing Daesh being eliminated by "resistance forces," is now planning to impose sanctions on the IRGC but the measure will fail.
"With Daesh being annihilated, the Americans have also raised the issue of a referendum for the Iraqi Kurdistan. This is while the world wants Iraq to remain united," Pakpour added.
Enemy threats, he said, are increasing day by day which requires armed forces to keep themselves at the highest level of readiness and power and take away the chance of any miscalculation from the enemies.