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Justifications to attack Yemen baseless: Nasrallah

The secretary general of Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivers a speech on March 27, 2015.

The secretary general of Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, has slammed Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen.

During a televised speech delivered on Friday night, Nasrallah denounced the Saudi attacks on Yemen, which began on Thursday, saying that the real reason for the airstrikes is that Saudi Arabia has lost its domination on the impoverished country.

“The Saudi war is aimed at regaining domination over Yemen” he noted.

Saudis try to justify their attacks by saying that the situation in Yemen threatens the security in the region, Nasrallah stated, adding that such justifications are false and baseless.

The Hezbollah chief stressed that the members of the Saudi-led coalition did not take any measures against revolutionaries in such countries as Tunisia and Egypt during the Islamic Awakening movement in the Middle East and Africa, but used the situation in Yemen as an excuse to wage a bloody war on the country.

World mum on Israel atrocities

Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah condemned "certain Arab countries" for their inaction towards the Israeli aggression in Palestine.

“Israel has never been an enemy in the eyes of certain Arab countries,” the Hezbollah chief said, stressing, “Arab countries have left Palestinian people to suffer.”

Israel occupied the Palestinian territories of East al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank during the Six-Day War of 1967. Tel Aviv conducted a self-proclaimed withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, but Israeli forces have been carrying out regular deadly forays into the sliver since the pullout.

Israel has launched three wars on Palestinians in Gaza since 2008. During the latest military aggression against Gaza in the summer of 2014, more than 2,140 Palestinians, including 577 children were killed. About 1,500 buildings and structures were also demolished.

Crisis in Syria and Iraq

Nasrallah noted that Riyadh and its allies created and supported the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and have done nothing to help Iraq counter the terrorists.

“Who is preventing a political solution in Syria? Who is fanning the flames in Syria? The kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its allies,” Nasrallah stated.

He also emphasized that efforts by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar to turn Syria into a submissive country have proved in vain.

A picture taken on January 12, 2014, shows a destroyed neighborhood in the Syrian city of Daraya, southwest of the capital, Damascus. (© AFP)

The ISIL terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have carried out heinous crimes in the two countries, including mass executions and beheadings of people.

Since 2011, when the militancy began in Syria and later spread to neighboring Iraq, Western countries and their regional allies, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, have been giving financial, logistical and military support to the militant groups.

Iran’s support for Hezbollah

The Hezbollah chief hailed Iran’s support for the Lebanese resistance movement, saying, “Since 1982, we have had... friendship (and) very good ties.”

Nasrallah also denounced as a big lie the accusation promoted by some Arab media outlets that Iran is meddling in Yemen’s internal affairs.

“They (the Saudis) said we must retake it from the… Iranian domination. This is one of the biggest lies that have been spread,” the Hezbollah leader said.


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