“Saudi Arabia planned to assassinate me” revealed Nasrallah to Al-Mayadeen, in addition to other thorny topics
The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said yesterday, Sunday, that "You can expect anything from a paranoid and angry figure like the US President Donald Trump”.
The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, assured Al-Mayadeen that the martyr Soleimani and his team did not fall short regarding efforts in favor of Palestine. He pointed out that he’s “not surprised with the Arab disappointment”.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that, “When Israelis show up a loud presence on media, it means empty actions behind it”.
Regarding the visit to Israel by the US Army Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Nasrallah revealed it is “closely related to the new Administration and its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” stressing that Milley arrived “at the request of Biden’s Administration to dispel Israel’s anxiety”.
Sayyed Nasrallah said, “All what was said about assassinations is based on logical analyzations, but not on solid and authentic facts”.
He denied all news that circulated regarding a “Israeli” landing in Jiyeh area, saying, “According to our sources, these claims and rumours are not true,” indicating that “what we see is that the “Israelis” are still in an extreme state of caution, confusion and panic”.
Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that “Hezbollah leaders are being targeted by both “Israelis” and “Americans”, emphasizing that “targeting Hezbollah leaders is a triad goal of “Israel”, America, and Saudi Arabia”.
Based on “data findings”, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed to Al-Mayadeen that, “Saudi Arabia has instigated for my assassination since a long time ago, at the very least, since the war on Yemen”.
The Security General said, “Our sources affirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman raised the issue of my assassination during his visit to Washington,” adding that the Americans “agreed to the Saudi request, and “Israel” was in charge to implement it”.
He added, “Saudi Arabia has pledged to pay full costs of the war, if initiated”.
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that “Saudi Arabia, especially in recent years, did not act with reason but rather with resentment, stressing that America, “Israel”, and Saudi Arabia “are accomplices in the murder of both Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: The Martyr Al-Muhandis was a prominent leader… and I dearly miss Martyr Souleimani
In his interview with Al-Mayadeen, Sayyed Nasrallah proudly said, “Soleimani was a man of fine strategy and planning. He was also “man of the field and tactics, at the same time”, noting that before his martyrdom, he was very concerned about his security and repeatedly warned him to be cautious. He noted that “martyr Qassem Soleimani began appearing in the media at the beginning of battles against ISIS in Iraq and the matter was not deliberate”.
He stressed that even though the appearance of Hajj Qassem in the media was not intentional, the matter proved his prominent presence of defense in the region.
As for the martyr Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Sayyid Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen that the martyr “is a great leader and a figure similar to Soleimani”.
Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that Al-Muhandis “was a leader resistance axis, beyond Iraq to all issues of the region”. He noted that “he was a key player in the two victories over the American occupation and ISIS”.
The security general added, “The Americans unwillingly left Iraq, humiliated and submissive as a result of the resistance strikes. They left under fire and were desperate enough to beg help from Soleimani”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: The Iraqi resistance was receiving firm support from Al-Quds Forces.
In the context of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that “Martyr Soleimani’s relationship with the Iraqi religious authority was of high standard, especially when discussing main issues”.
According to Al-Sayyed, “the overwhelming majority of the military operations against the American occupation in Iraq were carried out by the resistance forces”. He stressed that “The armed resistance against the American troops in Iraq were initiated by the youth without any political support”.
Sayyed Nasrallah added that “Arab satellite channels refused to broadcast videos of the operations launched by the Iraqi resistance, against the American occupation”.
He clarified that “there was a huge media blinding over the Iraqi resistance operations”, adding that, “the Iraqi resistance was receiving firm support from Al-Quds Forces and Hajj Qassem Soleimani”.
The Secretary General explained that “thousands of suicide operations were carried out against the Iraqis, validating the operations carried out by the Iraqi resistance, to put the occupation under pressure”.
He stressed that “the American army threatened Martyr Soleimani and Al-Quds Forces to bomb their bases in Iran, if they proceed to support the resistance”. Additionally, “the American army sent a message to Hajj Qassem, to assist his withdrawal from Iraq without being targeted”.
Sayyed Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen that “Trump is keeping the American troops in Iraq and Syria in order to plunder the wealth and oil of the countries”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: Martyr Soleimani and his team did not fail to offer all needed efforts for Palestine
Regarding the martyr Soleimani, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that the martyr developed a relationship with all the factions of Palestinian resistance, adding that there were “No red flags pinned on Soleimani regarding logistical support for all Palestinians”.
According to Nasrallah, “Soleimani and his team did not fall short with what could be offered to Palestine”. He also revealed that Soleimani was behind the delivery of “Kornet” missiles to the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.
He clarified that the “Kornet” missiles used by Hezbollah during the July war “were bought by the Syrians from Russia”. He affirmed that President Assad had agreed to deliver the “Kornet” missiles to “Hamas and Jihad in Gaza”.
Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that “the efforts made by Hajj Qassem Soleimani and Al-Quds Forces, to support the Palestinian resistance, were far from the spotlight and behind the scenes”.
Nasrallah said that President Al-Assad “showed an understanding relationship with Hamas after witnessing the Syrian crisis”.
The Secretary General revealed that he “met with the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, more than once during his recent visit to Lebanon”, noting that they discussed various issues in the region, including Syria.
He stated that “the relationship between Hamas and Syria must be rearranged and there is a positive atmosphere, though it needs time”. Furthermore he continued, “Logically speaking, I think that Hamas is heading towards rearranging the relationship with Damascus”.
Sayyed Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen, “We spoke with Mr. Haniyeh about Hamas making efforts to redirect issues in the region”. He stressed that “the joint maneuvers between factions of the resistance in Gaza are a very important to enchance an image of strength that would intimidate the enemy”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: Soleimani met with Putin prior to the Russian intervention in Syria
The Secretary General revealed that Soleimani was “concerned about the Americans attempt to interfere with the peoples’ uprising to target specific regimes”. He considered that “Soleimani was the first to notice the future danger Syria would face under the pretext of the “Arab Spring”, for its support to the resistance”.
According to Al-Sayyed, “the leaders and parties that supported and financed opposition groups in Syria, rushed to armed confrontations”. He also revealed that Hezbollah and Iran “contacted many opposition parties in Syria to resolve the crisis but everyone refused the request”.
Sayyed Nasrallah spoke of “a very large international and regional decision in the war on Syria to prevent any political solution to the crisis”.
According to him, “the external forces that supported the Syrian opposition, were convinced that the regime would fall within two months. The main goal was to bring about a fragile regime that implements the agendas of Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia”.
On the other hand, foreign policies aimed to “conclude a settlement with Israel and have a regime that is in line with Washington’s policy”.
The Secretary General also made it clear that they had only two options, “to be surrendered and booted out from the region or engage with resistance and steadfastness, and we clearly chose to resist”.
Sayyed Nasrallah explained that “Syria’s strength remains in taking its free decisions, the courage of its leadership, and its refusal of submission to either the enemies or allies”. He noted that “Syria was not only targeted because of Palestine and the resistance. the main target was occupation and oil and gaz plunder”.
Furthermore, he said that “President Al-Assad’s decision to hold out was the key motivator for his allies to support Damascus and support him in the field confrontation”. It is noteworthy that “President al-Assad did not leave Damascus at all during the battles and the most critical stages of the war”.
Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that “Soleimani went to Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for two hours. He played a role in convincing him to include Russia’s military in the battle, after he explained the situation on the ground”.
He noted that “the Russian military intervention into Syria was very effective”, explaining that Moscow was hesitant about entering the ongoing war.
The Secretary General pointed out that “Putin announced that he was convinced of the feasibility of his intervention in Syria, after Soleimani explained the situation”. He said it is noteworthy that “President Putin and the whole world are aware that Moscow re-defined its footprint in the world, through the gates of Syria”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: Martyr Soleimani was not absent from the Southern Suburbs
As for the July war, Nasrallah revealed that in course of the war, Soleimani “left the southern suburbs for no more than 48 hours, in order to submit his report on the situation”.
The Secretary General added that “all Israeli air strikes, during July war, failed to stop logistical support for the resistance”. He noted that “Soleimani played a role and addressed the responsibility of following up the project to provide houses for the displaced population”.
Sayyed Nasrallah considered that “Some holding political authority in Lebanon, were planning to keep people for the longest period on the street after the war”.
As for his acquaintance with the commander of Al-Quds Forces, Esmail Ghaani, Sayyed Nasrallah said that “his previous position as Sulaimani’s deputy, gave him a long time of rich knowledge and experience”. He added “the path that martyr Soleimani has started is being continued by Brigadier General Ghani”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: The axis of resistance is stronger than ever, without any exaggeration
In the same context, Sayyid Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen, “We achieved great victories and introduced new major projects, and in this context, Soleimani and Al-Muhandis rose and confirmed their significant role”. He added, “Had it not been for the Iraqi resistance, the American embassy would have controlled Iraq”.
The Secretary General stressed further that, “the axis of resistance achieved great victories and without it, ISIS would have controlled the region”.
He revealed that “the axis of resistance is stronger than ever before, without any exaggeration”. Nasrallah noted that “the axis of resistance absorbed the Hajj Qassem Soleimani’s martyrdom, even though it was very tough”.
Sayyed Nasrallah also considered that “the strike on Ain al-Assad is a historical and strategic “slap in the face”. Also, the equation facing the Americans is not fulfilled with a death toll”.
According to Nasrallah, “Washington believed that assassinating the leaders would end the axis of resistance, but this sacred path is not based on persons”. He noted that “those who ordered and carried out the assassination of the two martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis, should be punished wherever they are”.
He continued, “Whoever was accomplice in carrying out the assassination of the two martyrs should be a targeted goal by every loyal person to the martyrs”. That said, “the response to the assassination of the two martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis will be a matter of time and their blood will not go to waste”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: I look at the normalization agreements from the angle that “the market for hypocrisy is over”.
Regarding the recent normalization agreements, Sayyed Nasrallah said that he was “not surprised by the Arab letdown, because most of the Arab regimes used empty and useless words with the Palestinians”.
He continued, “I look the normalization agreements from a perspective that ends all acts of hypocrisy and dropped the masks to show the reality of the regimes”. The security general added that Iran “is just an argument for Arab regimes that signed normalization agreements because the Palestinian issue is a burden on them”.
Sayyed Nasrallah considered that ” the position of the Justice and Development Party in Morocco is more dangerous than the normalization of regimes”.
He also stressed that “nothing in the world justifies giving up on Palestine”. According to Sayyed Nasrallah, “the axis of resistance has much greater capabilities than it had years ago, but the most important thing is having the will”.
In the same context, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “The Palestinians of 48 are our brothers and are among the people most desirous of liberating Palestine. Hence, in any future war, their minds and hearts will be with us because they look forward to any hope for the liberation of Palestine”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: We can accurately hit any target in Occupied Palestine
Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that Hezbollah is “in a condition of strength, morale, will, and more”. He added, “We are still dedicated to our promise to respond to the killing of the Israeli enemy martyr Ali Mohsen in Syria”.
The Secretary General of Hezbollah also clarified that “the great mobilization that was carried out by the resistance was in full view of “Israel”. He noted that, “the Israeli movements in the Lebanese airspace show signs of fear of a resistance counter-attack”.
Furthermore, he pointed out that “the Israeli is aware that we launched the appropriate weapons against his vehicles, without this being public”.
Through his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah said that “the number of precision missiles owned by the resistance have now doubled comparing to the weapons we owned a year ago”. He stressed that “we are capable of accurately hitting any desired target along the territory of Occupied Palestine”.
He considered that “Israelis should be the topic of concern, not the resistance, especially with Trump’s departure and the possibility of Washington returning to the nuclear agreement”. Nasrallah considered that “the resistance today is in great standing and is engaging with its best capabilities and morale. We have faith in the future and our approach to victory”.
Sayyed Nasrallah added, “The Israeli should be concerned about the resistance that is spread from land, to sea and to air”. He referred to “matters of the resistance that the Israelis know nothing about, which are in a very closed and limited circle”.
The Secretary General also told Al-Mayadeen that restoring any prestige that has been compromised requires patience in order to have the appropriate response. He added, “We are not interested in performing a show on the borders that will target figures, but look forward to an appropriate response”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: The formation of the Lebanese government is delayed for trust issues
Sayyed Nasrallah said, “The negotiations on demarcating the maritime borders under the current US administration will not reach anywhere”. He continued, “We have the right to prevent any Israeli plundering in our maritime border and our ability to do so is not to be debated”.
Concerning the formation of the Lebanese government, Al Sayyed said, “There is a problem of trust that is delaying the formation of the government, which is mainly between Presidents Michel Aoun and Saad Hariri”. He noted that “there is a positive atmosphere and cooperation between us and Prime Minister Saad Hariri”.
The Secretary General added, “We stand by the environment of the resistance, which is threatened, targeted, and pays the price”. He noted that “The people of Southern Lebanon consider the resistance as a shield rather than a burden”.
He indicated further that Hezbollah is “making efforts to provide aid to the Lebanese and we have the capability to ensure assisstance”. Sayyed Nasrallah also made it clear that the problem in Lebanon is “a problem of options, evidenced by the fact that no one dared to go east for solutions”.
Sayyed Nasrallah: Iran does not buy or sell the files
Sayyid Nasrallah also said, “There is a miscalculation when linking the resolution of some countries’ files to external factors”.
He clarified that “Iran is a regional superpower and a major axis in the region. The state does not negotiate in place of any of its allies in the region”. The Secretary General stressed that “Iran does not sell or buy in the files nor negotiate with the Americans, on behalf of anyone in the region”.
He also indicated that “Iran has informed the Europeans that it is not interested in negotiating about the Yemenis or others”.
In his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that “Washington was determined discuss with Tehran the Iraqi file. However, Iran was publically sticking to the Iraqi presence”.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah added that “there will be no American-Iranian settlement at the expense of any files concerning the region”.