Israel-Lebanon war in near future unlikely

TEHRAN, Mar. 22 (MNA) – The Lebanese Hezbollah secretary general has deemed it as unlikely for Israel to launch a war against Lebanon in near future.

In an interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV channel, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah responded to a question about the threats made by the Zionist regime asserting “Israel would never start a war without gaining the American approval as proven by past experiences.”

“The 2006 war was sparked at the order of US ex-President George H.W. Bush with the aim of changing the Middle East while any Israeli aggression against Lebanon and its outcomes remain as an unknown adventure,” he added.

He went on to note that “the human, economic and spiritual costs of war are very important to Israel and the Resistance with its readiness and stance has shown that any war against Lebanon will be extremely costly and catastrophic; Israel is aware of the fact that Resistance’s active missiles can target anywhere in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

“If Israel targets our infrastructure, we will gain the right to take any measure that could inhibit the enemy,” highlighted Nasrollah saying “we possess a complete list of their factories and facilities with exact coordinates at our disposal and the Zionist regime knows that the war costs would be enormous.”

The official further noted that “our stance is clear as any aggression against Lebanon would be met with appropriate preventive action; we will not give up and our response to any aggression will be to support Lebanon and Israel should expect any reaction from us.”

Nasrallah said Hezbollah has managed to raise its ability to inflict heavy losses upon the Israeli army during any war which has delayed the occurrence of any imminent confrontation.

He also said Hezbollah will strike all the Israeli targets during any upcoming war without any limit.

The Lebanese resistance leader said that Israel has been preparing itself since 2006 to launch a war against Lebanon adding, “This does not mean that the war is imminent.”

On Syria, he said “Russian military intervention in Syria was mulled between Moscow, Tehran and Damascus for six months before taking the related decision.”

“Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and Russia form one coalition in tackling the Syrian crisis,” he added.

Nasrallah said that Russian military achievements against the takfiri terrorists in Syria were major and that Moscow's decision to withdraw is partial.

“Russia intensified its military deployment in Syria in preparation for any Russian-Turkish confrontation after Turkey downed a Russian warplane; Hezbollah was notified about the partial withdrawal of the Russian troops from Syria before it occurred,” Nasrollah continued.

He also said that the Israeli drones violate the Lebanese sovereignty on a daily basis and gather detail data of the cities and towns in preparation from any upcoming war.

The official further noted that “if the Lebanese government does not deter the Israeli aerial violations, Hezbollah will search for a solution for the Zionist aggression; Hezbollah is not concerned with the Israeli reassurances or threats.”

Nasrallah added that some Arab regimes clearly supported the Israeli war against Lebanon in 2006, according to the Israeli confessions.

He said that the Americans realized that their mission in Syria was impossible, which pushed them to accept the political solution; “The Americans realized that ISIL and Nusra Front will replace of the Syrian government if it falls.”

“Syria's allies will never accept an agreement that deprives the Syrians' from their right to determine the destiny of their president,” stressed the official adding “the Turkish losses due to Syria developments are huge, which imposes on the Turks to be more realistic than Saudi Arabia which is deactivating all the political solutions.”

“Saudi Arabia delays the political solution in Syria, betting on any possible change in the American policy in the Middle East; I have information about the Saudi scheme to crush the resistance but I will not talk about because of local considerations,” he emphasized

“Saudi Arabia's problem is Iran and it's not related to Sunnis or Shia,” added Nasrollah commenting “Saudi regime wanted to hold Hezbollah accountable for its failure in several fronts.”

Hezbollah secretary general also said that the resistance group still has popularity in Arab and Islamic worlds noting “the Saudi regime fears any kind of opposition even if it was by word.”

He underlined that Hezbollah has never armed or trained any cell against the regime in Bahrain; “Hezbollah has never interfered in Bahrain, any such accusation is false.”

He said the Saudi regime is the side who is refusing dialogue with Iran.

“If Arab League decision to blacklist Hezbollah was based on reports about Hezbollah interference in Bahrain then it is based on false reports; we call upon all sides in the Arab world to sit to dialogue,” he maintained.

The problem today, he added, is that the Saudi regime is stressed to the extent that it is launching a war against a party; “our alliance in the Arab world was not based on religious basis, the only consideration was the resistance against Israel.”

Referring to domestic developments in Lebanon, Nasrallah said “Saad Hariri is criticizing Hezbollah since the first day of his return to Lebanon and this was under the orders of Saudi Arabia.”

“The only positive point in Hariri's stances is the continuation of dialogue between al-Mustaqbal party and Hezbollah; the electoral law is one of the issues disagreed upon between Hezbollah and al-Mustaqbal party,” he mentioned.

Nasrallah said that the only fair electoral law is the one based on proportional representation and that Lebanon can't be built but on the concept of partnership.

“Our alliance with Amal movement is firm and based on mutual respect,” he said adding “some seek discord between Hezbollah and Amal and this will never happen.”

Nasrallah went on to emphasize that “General Michel Aoun is Hezbollah's presidential nominee as long as he is a candidate; we want a strong president who doesn't fear some regional states.”

“When we support candidacy of General Aoun this doesn't mean that we don't believe MP Sleiman Frangieh has the characteristics of a president,” he said.

Nasrallah reiterated that his party's relations with Iran have been always good regardless of the party which wins in the elections.

 

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