Feb 16, 2020 20:03 UTC
  • Nasrallah: Trump’s 'deal of century' meant to liquidate Palestinian cause

US President Donald Trump's so-called deal of the century is meant to liquidate the Palestinian cause, says the secretary general of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah.

“It is not a deal. It is Trump’s proposal in order to eradicate the Palestinian cause. None of the Palestinian factions would approve the plan. This is fundamental to frustrating the US scheme,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech broadcast live from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut as he addressed supporters on Sunday afternoon.

He hailed the Lebanese nation’s outright rejection of Trump’s latest plan about Palestine, and described it as a danger to Lebanon.

Nasrallah said the most perilous element of the deal is the naturalization of Palestinian refugees in Arab countries such as Lebanon, urging that the plan only serves Trump’s interests and advances his plans in favor of the Israeli regime.

“The Trump administration has recently committed two crimes: Firstly, the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Second-in-Command of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and their companions (near Baghdad International Airport on January 3); and secondly, the announcement of the deal of the century.”

Nasrallah described the Trump administration as the most arrogant, unjust and corrupt in the history of the United States, emphasizing that Washington’s crimes have ushered in the beginning of direct confrontation with resistance forces in West Asia.

“Arabs and Muslims need to forge a united resistance front in order to confront the Great Satan (an epithet for the United States of America),” Nasrallah stated.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Hezbollah secretary general called on the people of Lebanon to boycott products made in the US as Washington is trying to use the economic leverage to make the Arab country give in to its demands.

He also urged Arab and Muslim nations to stop pegging their currencies to the US dollar, and move toward devaluation of the American currency.

Nasrallah also urged all Iraqis to give a befitting response to the assassination of Iran's top anti-terror general, Qassem Soleimani, and Muhandis, fully support the PMU forces – known in Arabic as Hashd al-Sha’abi – in the face of US plots to pull the plug on them, expel American troops from Iraq, and help Baghdad play a more active role in the region.