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US, Israel too weak to wage new wars: Nasrallah

Sectary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, giving a speech on August 14, 2018

Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says the US and Israel are too weak to wage a new war like their previous wars.

Nasrallah made the remarks on Tuesday during a speech marking the 12th anniversary of the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon.

He added that Hezbollah is not scared of a potential war with Israel. "No one should threaten us with war and no one should scare us by war... We are not scared or worried about war and we are ready for it and we will be victorious."

"The resistance in Lebanon today, in its possession of weapons and equipment and capabilities and members and cadres and ability and expertise and experience, and also of faith and determination and courage and will, is stronger than at any time since its launch in the region," Nasrallah stressed.

In March, Israel's Major General Yaakov Barak said killing Nasrallah would be a “decisive victory” in the regime’s future war against the Arab country.

Nasrallah went on to slam Washington's so-called deal of the century for Israel and the Palestinians, stressing that there is single Palestinian faction supports it.

The so-called deal, a backchannel plan to allegedly reach a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, was proposed by the US administration late last year. Although the plan has not been released, leaks signal it will consist of the same tried and failed ideas.

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Palestinians believe that the deal suggests building their own Jerusalem al-Quds from areas surrounding the existing city and forget about the historic place. They also believe that the US-drafted plan calls for keeping borders and security under Israeli control, while it keeps Israeli settlements’ final borders to be discussed in later negotiations.

Nasrallah also denounced the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel's attempts to topple the Syrian government.

The Hezbollah leader further stressed that Iran will withstand sanctions imposed upon it by US President Donald Trump.

"Iran has been facing sanctions since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979...He (Trump) is strengthening the sanctions but they have been there since 1979 and Iran stayed and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of its revolution," he added.

Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, Britain, France, Russia and China - plus Germany in 2015.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear-related sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

In defiance of warnings from the European Union, the JCPOA signatories and many international players, President Trump signed an executive order on August 6 re-imposing a first round of sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the nuclear deal, to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the Islamic Republic.

"I can tell you and I have accurate information they are building dreams, strategies and projects that Iran will head toward chaos and will fall. This is illusion, this is imagination and has nothing to do with reality," Nasrallah noted.

On Monday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic will not enter into new negotiations with the United States due to cheating and bullying nature of its government.

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