Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah hit back at Israeli threats on Monday, stressing that any assassination attempt on the Lebanese territory won’t go unanswered.
Addressing Israeli threats to target Palestinian resistance figures, Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed that Hezbollah won’t allow the Zionist enemy to change the rules of engagement.
The Lebanese resistance leader made the remarks in a televised speech via Al-Manar on the sixth anniversary of Lebanon’s Second Liberation.
His eminence pointed to the leading role played by the United States in the universal war waged against Syria since 2011.
Sayyed Nasrallah warned that Syria, along with its allies, is ready to confront Washington if it puts boots on the ground in the area east of the Euphrates River.
The Hezbollah S.G., meanwhile, voiced firm rejection to the United Nations Security Council’s draft resolution on renewing UNIFIL force mandate in Lebanon, noting that the draft is aimed at turning the international peacekeepers into Israeli spies.
Sayyed Nasrallah started his speech by congratulating the Lebanese on the sixth anniversary of Lebanon’s Second Liberation, when the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah liberated the country’s Eastern Mountain Range from Takfiri terrorists.
“Before the Second Liberation Takfiri terrorists occupied wide areas of Lebanon’s Eastern Mountain Range and used this region as a hotbed to launch terrorist attacks on Lebanon,” his eminence said.
“Lebanon was part of the map which ISIL planned to occupy, Sayyed Nasrallah said, as he pointed to the stance of some Lebanese parties who opposed fighting terrorists.
Sayyed Nasrallah recalled some events during the battles which took place against the Takfiri terrorists between 2012 and 2017.
“The US, along with some local powers, hindered the Lebanese Army’s battle against Takfiris. At time, Washington threatened the Lebanese Government of suspending the aid to the Lebanese Army in case of a battle against the Takfiris.”
Thanks to the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah, as well as to help from Syrian Army in the Syrian territories, the Lebanese territories were liberated from the terrorists in August 27 2017, the Hezbollah S.G. said.
“The Second Liberation is yet another successful manifestation of the Golden Trilogy: Army-People-Resistance.”
Changing Rules of Engagement
Meanwhile, Sayyed Nasrallah dismissed Israeli claims that Iran is behind the latest escalation taking place in the West Bank.
“The Israeli enemy fled to accuse Iran of being behind what is happening in the West Bank. Such claims are baseless and foolish.”
“It’s right that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Palestinian people, but the resistance project in the West Bank is pure Palestinian one.”
Responding to Israeli threats of targeted assassinations against Palestinian resistance figures, Sayyed Nasrallah noted that such threats are not new.
“These threats won’t weaken the resistance, but will rather increase its determination, presence, and strength,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
He emphasized that the Zionist entity has to admit that it is going through existential dilemma.
“The only solution for the enemy entity is to leave Palestine to its people and real owners, otherwise the fighting will continue generation after generation,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, doubting if a new Israeli generation will have the chance to live in the Zionist entity.
The Lebanese resistance leader then reminded the Israeli officials of the firm equation: “Any Israeli assassination against any target on the Lebanese territory will have a harsh response and won’t go unanswered.”
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed that “changing the rules of engagement by the Israeli enemy is not allowed.”
US and Reviving ISIL in Syria
Sayyed Nasrallah then pointed to the leading role of the US in the Syrian war.
“The US has been leading the war against Syria since day 1, Takfiris were just puppets in Washington’s hands.”
He noted that once the US realized that its scheme in Syria had failed it resorted to blockade Syria and to impose the Caeser Act.
Sayyed Nasrallah then referred to the battle which the warring sides have been preparing for in the area east of the Euphrates River, stressing that Syria and its allies are capable to triumph the battle against the US.
“Washington is taking ISIL Takfiri group as a pretext to take control of the region east of the Euphrates River,” his eminence said, warning that such war could take the form of regional or international strife.
“Axis of Resistance won’t allow the closure of Tanf crossing, especially if they (the US) fight with their tools. However, if they put boots on the ground, then we are fully ready for the wat which will change major equations in the region.”
The Hezbollah S.G. affirmed in this context that reviving ISIL will be met with the same firmness and the same determination.
Sayyed Nasrallah then tackled the UNSC draft resolution on renewing the mandate of the UNIFIL force in south Lebanon.
The Lebanese resistance leader noted that the draft does not stipulate that it is necessary for the UNIFIL to coordinate its operations in south Lebanon with the Lebanese Army.
Sayyed Nasrallah slammed the UNSC’s draft resolution, saying “it is aimed at turning the international peacekeepers into Israeli spies.”
He voiced support to the Lebanese Government stance in refusing to legitimize the transfer of UNIFIL’s mandate from Chapter VI, to Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701 of 2006 (Chapter VI calls for resolving the conflict by peaceful means, while Chapter VII calls for imposing the resolution by force).
Sayyed Nasrallah, in this context, warned that the locals in south Lebanon will stand by the Government and the Lebanese Army and won’t allow the implementation of such resolution.
Source: Al-Manar English Website