Aug 23, 2021 07:52 UTC
  • Nasrallah: US leads war against resistance through its Beirut embassy

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says the current crisis in the country is a sign of a war waged against the resistance front, which is being led by the US embassy and its ambassador in Beirut.

According to Press TV, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech on Sunday, while addressing a ceremony held to commemorate one of the movement’s late members, Haj Abbas al-Yatama, in the city of Hermel.

“A war has started against the resistance and all true national forces, and is being led by the US embassy in Beirut. All [US] ambassadors, who have arrived since 2005 have been true leaders of those who were engaged in this war against the resistance,” Nasrallah said.

The Hezbollah leader noted that documents leaked by the whistleblower site WikiLeaks – in addition to other leaked intelligence documents – have attested to this fact.

Pointing out that Lebanon's nationalist groups are truly seeking to see the country’s sovereignty materialized, Nasrallah said the US and other Western countries “have spent tens of billions of dollars to tarnish the image of the resistance, but they have failed.”

“The secret to our power is that we have never pursued political aspirations… We are the enemy of American hegemony. We are the enemy of the Zionist regime and the Zionist project. And we are proud of this, but they have not known this enemy, that is us,” he added.

The Hezbollah leader stated that the US embassy and its ambassador in Beirut interfere in all Lebanese affairs, such as the appointment of Lebanese officials and decisions made about supply of fuel and oil.

‘Second Iranian ship to sail in days’

Referring to the opposition of some Lebanese politicians’ with importing fuel from Iran, Nasrallah said certain politicians fear the US more than they fear God.

“They fear that Lebanon would be sanctioned should it buy fuel from Iran,” he said. “They think, out of ignorance, that if this is done, international sanctions would be imposed on Lebanon, which is not true.”

“I announced previously that the first ship carrying Iranian fuel would sail within hours, I announce now that the second one will sail in a few days,” he said, noting that the first ship is currently on its way to Lebanon.

Saying that more fuel ships will arrive in Lebanon soon, the Hezbollah leader noted that they will arrive as long as the crisis persists, because the goal is to “help the entire people of Lebanon and alleviate their pains.”