Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of spreading ISIL ideology in the region amid escalating political tensions.
Beirut, Lebanon- Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of exporting Islamic State (ISIS) ideology and transporting cars containing explosives to Iraq for suicide attacks.
In a televised speech on Monday, he addressed King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.
“Your Majesty, terrorists are those who export Da’esh ideology to the world,” Nasrallah said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIL.
“Terrorists are the ones who send thousands of Saudis to commit suicide in Iraq and Syria, and this is you.”
Nasrallah also criticized the kingdom’s close relationship with the United States and its military operations in Yemen.
Nasrallah’s remarks were in response to Lebanon’s political opponents and critics who criticized the Iranian-backed party for disrupting the relationship between the country, which is short of funds, and Saudi Arabia.
“We did not attack Saudi Arabia. They are involved in a larger conspiracy that is destroying the region,” the leader of Hezbollah said.
Lebanon is working to resolve diplomatic disputes with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, which have been criticizing Hezbollah’s role in conflicts in Yemen and other regions. October, Gulf States quit Their ambassador and Saudi Arabia Ban all Lebanese exports, After the video of George Kordahi, the then Minister of Information, surfaced criticize The Saudi-led coalition is fighting in Yemen.
In a speech last week, King Salman of Saudi Arabia called on Lebanon to stop “terrorist Hezbollah’s hegemony over the Lebanese state.”
Hezbollah has recently been censored by its main ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, which is one of Lebanon’s most important Christian political parties and was founded by President Michel Aoun.
Last week, Aoun indirectly criticized the Hezbollah organization for “interfering in irrelevant matters” for straining relations with Gulf countries and its military dominance in Lebanon as an armed organization.
Tribute to Soleimani
Nasrallah’s speech marked the second anniversary of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military official.
Soleimani led Iran’s elite Al-Quds Brigade from 1998 until he was assassinated in a U.S. drone attack near Baghdad International Airport in January 2020.
“The assassination established a new stage of awareness, insight, and knowledge of the main enemy,” Nasrallah said, referring to the United States, who accused the United States of “creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.”
“Martyr Hajj Qassem Soleimani resisted the American occupation of Iraq, contributed to the establishment of the Iraqi resistance faction, and provided them with money, weapons, strength, hope and Confidence, until the U.S. forces won a complete victory and were expelled from Iraq,” Nasrallah said. Add to.
The foreign branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force played a key role in the fighting in Syria and Iraq and was responsible for spreading Iran’s influence in the Middle East. Soleimani has played a key role in supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and in strengthening ties with Hezbollah, the Iraqi paramilitary force Hashd al-Shaabi (People’s Mobilization Force) and Hamas in the Gaza Strip , The Gaza Strip is called the “Axis of Resistance.”
With Iran’s support, Hezbollah transformed into a regional paramilitary force that played a key role in supporting the Assad government in Syria and the Iraqi militia supported by Iran. It is also the main political party in the Lebanese government with parliamentarians and ministers.