A high-ranking official from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the recent developments across the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories and elsewhere in the Middle East, along with the balances of power created by resistance fighters have shattered the Israeli prime minister’s dream of forming an anti-Iran coalition.
“The latest events in Palestine and the equations imposed by the Axis of Resistance put the brakes of the Zionist enemy’s acts of aggression, and exposed the frailty and weakness of the Tel Aviv regime in the face of resistance fighters. It also demonstrated the strength, cohesion and harmony within various units of the Axis of Resistance,” Vice President of the Executive Council of Hezbollah Sheikh Ali Damoush said on Friday.
He noted, “What now worries Israelis more than ever is the fact that resistance fighters have managed to tighten the noose around them by means of dozens of drones and promotion of unity and solidarity” among Muslims.
The senior Hezbollah official went on to highlight that the recent rapprochement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia and the return of Syria to its Arab fold have taken the edge off the normalization process and crushed Benjamin Netanyahu’s dream to build up a regional alliance against Tehran.
“The Zionist regime is besieged by the Axis of Resistance and faced with its balances of power. While the regime is on the road to collapse, the Axis of Resistance is moving ahead and making further progress,” Sheikh Damoush stated.
He added that the United States is also moving irretrievably into a downward spiral, stating that the continuing decline of Washington did not happen all at once but rather through steadfastness, perseverance, patience and heroic sacrifices shown by resistance fighters and their advocates.
Last month, a high-ranking Hezbollah official said restoration of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia is a “fatal blow” to the American-Israeli project in the Middle East region.
Sheikh Naim Qassem, the Lebanese resistance movement's deputy secretary general, made the remark in a post on his Twitter account on March 11 after Tehran and Riyadh agreed to re-establish relations and re-open embassies in Chinese-mediated talks seven years after they had severed ties.
عودة العلاقات الإيرانية السعودية منعطفٌ مهم لاستقرار المنطقة وأمنها وتقدمها، وهي فاتحة خيرات لشعبيهما ولشعوب المنطقة، وهي ضربة موجعة للمشروع الأميركي الإسرائيلي تزيده ترنُّحاً.#الشيخ_نعيم_قاسم— الشيخ نعيم قاسم (@shnaimkassem) March 11, 2023
“The re-establishment of Iranian-Saudi relations is an important turning point for the stability, security and progress of the region, and it is the beginning of good things for their peoples and the peoples of the region,” Qassem wrote in an Arabic-language tweet.
“And it is a fatal blow to the American-Israeli project and makes it more precarious,” he added.