‘Hezbol­lah pre­pared to face any mil­i­tary sce­nario’

Tehran Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A se­nior of­fi­cial of the Le­banese Hezbol­lah re­sis­tance move­ment says his group is ready for any mil­i­tary sce­nario amid in­di­ca­tions that the House of Saud regime is push­ing the Is­raeli regime to launch a new mil­i­tary on­slaught against Le­banon.

“The Is­raeli en­emy un­der­stands very well the reper­cus­sions of any act of ag­gres­sion against Le­banon. It can­not with­stand those con­se­quences,” Deputy Chair­man of Hezbol­lah’s Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil Sheikh Na­bil Qaouq said on Mon­day.

He added, “Noth­ing can un­der­mine Hezbol­lah’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties as its po­si­tions are deep-seated and un­wa­ver­ing. The re­sis­tance move­ment is pre­pared to con­front any­thing. It is fully ca­pa­ble of se­cur­ing vic­to­ries and re­pelling any ag­gres­sor.”

Ad­dress­ing his sup­port­ers via a speech broad­cast live from the Le­banese cap­i­tal city of Beirut on Novem­ber 10 and on the oc­ca­sion of Arba’een and Hezbol­lah Mar­tyr Day, Hezbol­lah’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Sayyed Hassan Nas­ral­lah stated that the Saudi regime has ap­pealed to the Tel Aviv regime for a mil­i­tary cam­paign against Le­banon in the name of fight­ing Hezbol­lah, and is ready to spend bil­lions of dol­lars to at­tain this ob­jec­tive.

“Saudi wants to de­stroy Le­banon un­der the pre­text of com­bat­ing Hezbol­lah. It was the main ar­chi­tect of Is­rael’s war on Le­banon in the sum­mer of 2006,” he pointed out.

“Is­rael may push Tak­firi mil­i­tants to start a war against Le­banon. I don’t think Is­raelis would choose to get into a war with Le­banon fol­low­ing an act of cool cal­cu­la­tion,” Nas­ral­lah said.

“Saudi Ara­bia is afraid of fac­ing Iran, and wants to take re­venge of Hezbol­lah in­stead,” he com­mented.

About 1,200 Le­banese, most of them civil­ians, lost their lives dur­ing Is­rael’s 33-day war on Le­banon back in the sum­mer of 2006.

Ac­cord­ing to the 629-page Wino­grad Re­port by the Is­raeli regime it­self, Hezbol­lah fight­ers in­volved in de­fend­ing Le­banon against the Is­raeli war de­feated the en­emy and Tel Aviv was com­pelled to with­draw with­out hav­ing achieved any of its ob­jec­tives.

The United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Res­o­lu­tion 1701, which bro­kered a cease­fire in the 2006 war, calls on Is­rael to re­spect Le­banon’s sovereignty and ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity.

Speak­ing in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Le­banon-based Ara­bic-lan­guage al-Ma­nar tele­vi­sion net­work on July 14, Head of Hezbol­lah’s Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil Sayyed Hashem Safied­dine stated that the re­sis­tance move­ment will “sur­prise” Is­rael in any fu­ture war, re­ly­ing on its en­hanced mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Safied­dine stressed that Hezbol­lah has been chang­ing and de­vel­op­ing new mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and Is­raeli re­ports on Hezbol­lah’s weaponry are “in­ac­cu­rate as the en­emy in­tel­li­gence agen­cies can never reach ve­ra­cious data in this con­text.”

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