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US hegemony retrenching; occupation forces will eventually leave Middle East: Hezbollah

Head of Hezbollah Executive Council Sayyed Hashem Safieddine

A high-ranking official with Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has said that the US hegemony is witnessing a serious retreat worldwide, in particular in the Middle East region.

Speaking in the southern province of Bint Jbeil, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sayyed Hashem Safieddine stressed that the people and countries of the Middle East need to break free of their dependence on the United States in order to be able to resolve regional issues.

“You are very wrong when it comes to analyzing the current events and status quo [of the region], the US will leave the region sooner or later,” Safieddine said, addressing those who link their fate to US policies.

“We have come to know the US very well throughout four decades of confronting US hegemony and projects in the West and the Middle East region as well,” he said, pointing out that it is logical to think US presence in the region is coming to an end.

In terms of Lebanon and its internal politics, the Hezbollah official reiterated that the only way for the Middle Eastern country to be able to resolve its issues is to distance itself from Washington and its policies.

On another note, the senior Hezbollah official said that the resistance has succeeded in sowing fear in the heart of the Israeli regime through new equations and developments that took place in the past few weeks.

Safieddine said the US does not want the people of the region to rule themselves and their region but blindly follow American diktats; something that the resistance will not allow to happen.

The Israeli regime is America’s number one ally in the region, and the two share intelligence on terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and Middle Eastern politics.

“The resistance today has become influential in Lebanon and the region, no one pull us back 100 years backward. Today is the era of resistance,” he concluded.

Many analysts believe that Washington is growing weaker in the region owing to the changing equations and the presence of the resistance front.

Also recently, an American geo-strategic analyst and writer said that the restoration of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia is “a catastrophe for US hegemony, which is founded on permanent instability between any potential allies and competitors.”

A study has shown that the United States has waged 400 wars since its founding less than 250 years ago, and a quarter of these have been in the Middle East, West Asia and Africa. The study goes on to say the US deploys Special Forces in more countries than it does ambassadors.

The US Department of State, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, claims that promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights around the world are central to US foreign policy.

However, there have been numerous US interventions over the past couple of decades or so in different parts of the world. West Asia in particular. Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya have all been subject to direct US interventions and are experiencing chaos as result.

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