White House pas­sive reaction to Nas­ral­lah’s real crit­i­cism

It’s time to mo­bi­lize a global re­sponse to the Hizbal­lah: White House

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE - By staff & agen­cies

In re­sponse to Hezbol­lah Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Sayyed Hasan Nas­ral­lah’s re­cent crit­i­cism , white House said in the state­ment on Tues­day “Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8 marked the twen­ti­eth an­niver­sary of the United States’ of­fi­cial des­ig­na­tion of Hizbal­lah as a For­eign Ter­ror­ist Or­ga­ni­za­tion. Hizbal­lah, orig­i­nally formed in Le­banon, has ter­ror­ized the Mid­dle East and the world since its in­cep­tion thirty-five years ago.”

“Hizbal­lah re­mains a threat to the United States and to the se­cu­rity of na­tions across the Mid­dle East and be­yond. It is time for more na­tions around the world to join the United States in ex­pos­ing this mur­der­ous or­ga­ni­za­tion for what it is, in con­fronting its net­works and its spon­sors, and in mo­bi­liz­ing a global re­sponse to counter the threat it poses to the civ­i­lized world.”

“The in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity must send an un­equiv­o­cal and united mes­sage that Hizbal­lah is not a le­git­i­mate po­lit­i­cal party. The safety and se­cu­rity of the American peo­ple and of peo­ple all around the world de­pends on our co­op­er­a­tion in con­fronting this threat.”

“To­day, we re­new our un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to stand­ing against Hizbal­lah’s ter­ror­ist ac­tions in the Mid­dle East and around the world. We urge our part­ners to join our ef­forts to hold Hizbal­lah ac­count­able. To­gether, we can pre­vent this ma­li­cious ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion from threat­en­ing the peace and se­cu­rity of the world.”

On Sun­day Nas­ral­lah said “there are some who are work­ing on ob­struct­ing the bat­tle against Daesh (ISIL/Is­lamic State in Iraq and the Le­vant.

“If Daesh (ISIL) ter­ror­ist group stays in these ar­eas (Syria and Iraq), this means that Daesh will con­duct bat­tles again be­cause it has noth­ing else but the killing and de­struc­tion.

And hence it will try to ex­pand again. Daesh tried to con­trol again the bat­tle that these men were killed in and if it weren’t for the heroic con­fronta­tions that the men took, things would’ve taken a dif­fer­ent course. Daesh is plan­ning to re­turn to all the ar­eas that it was dragged from, [in­clud­ing Le­banon’s] Ar­sal. But Daesh is on the road to be elim­i­nated.” Nas­ral­lah added.

“But there are some who are work­ing on ob­struct­ing the bat­tle against Daesh. The Amer­i­cans are the ones who are de­lay­ing the con­clu­sion of the bat­tle against Daesh. Here, some might say ‘how is that so?’”

“Yes, there are ar­eas where the Amer­i­cans are hold­ing up the fight against Daesh, the U.S. air force some­times pre­vents the Syr­ian Army and the re­sis­tance fight­ers from mov­ing against Daesh.”

“What do you call this? Isn’t this a pro­tec­tion of Daesh? Why is that the U.S. is look­ing to ex­tend Daesh’s time? And even in Iraq, the United States was look­ing to pro­long Daesh’s pres­ence for an­other 10-years. And this is what I said be­fore [in a pre­vi­ous speech], that the American’s didn’t want Daesh to move from the out­skirts of Le­banon.”

“The U.S. isn’t in a rush to re­move Daesh. Daesh has a mis­sion and that is to de­stroy Le­banon, Syria and this is the U.S.’s pol­icy as well. In the Syr­ian desert, the forces are mov­ing for­ward and Mayadin with be taken back and Al-Buka­mal as well, then Iraq as well. The is­sue was a mat­ter of time.” Nas­ral­lah said.

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