Criticizing Hezbollah defense might against atomic Israel ironic: Nasrallah

Tehran, March 22, IRNA – Secretary general of Lebanon's Islamic Resistance Movement said it was ironic that Israeli occupying regime possesses nuclear weapons while Hezbollah is being criticized for acquiring defensive capability.

Seyed Hassan Nasrallah made the statement in an interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV channel to mark the Mother's Day on Tuesday saying martyrs' mothers contributed to the Resistance's victories by raising the sons as freedom fighters.
He said that Israeli regime can never launch a war without gaining the American approval and added, 'Israel does not respond to the Arab regimes' demands, but some Arab countries work for the sake of the Israelis.'
Nasrallah said Hezbollah has managed to raise its ability to inflict heavy losses upon the Israeli army during any war which has delayed the occurrence of any imminent confrontation.
'The Israelis know that Hezbollah possesses rockets that can strike any position in the occupied Palestinian territories,' he said adding, 'Hezbollah does not want to launch a war, but the Resistance will employ all means to defend Lebanon in case of any Israeli aggression.'
He also said Hezbollah will strike all the Israeli targets during any upcoming war without any limit.
'If the Israeli army escalates its aggression against Lebanon, Hezbollah will strike all the strategic targets in the occupied Palestinian territories, including, the nuclear facilities.'
Saying that Hezbollah possesses all the details about the positions of the petrochemical, biological and nuclear facilities across Palestine, Nasrallah added, 'Hezbollah does not grant Israel any security guarantees.'
The Lebanese resistance leader said that Israel has been preparing itself since 2006 to launch a war against Lebanon, but added, 'This does not mean that the war is imminent.'
'Hezbollah won't let the Zionist entity launch any aggression, even if it is not a major war, without a suitable response. The Israelis must expect any kind of response from Hezbollah if they launch an aggression against Lebanon.'
He also said that the Israeli drones violate the Lebanese sovereignty on a daily basis and gather detail data of the cities and towns in preparation from any upcoming war.
'If the Lebanese government does not deter the Israeli aerial violations, Hezbollah will search for a solution for the Zionist aggression. Hezbollah is not concerned with the Israeli reassurances or threats.'
Nasrallah added that some Arab regimes clearly supported the Israeli war against Lebanon in 2006, according to the Israeli confessions
On Syria, he said that Russian military intervention in Syria was mulled between Moscow, Tehran and Damascus for six months before taking the related decision.
'Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and Russia form one coalition in tackling the Syrian crisis,' he added.
Nasrallah said that Russian military achievements against the takfiri terrorists in Syria were major and that Moscow's decision to withdraw is partial.
'Russia intensified its military deployment in Syria in preparation for any Russian-Turkish confrontation after Turkey downed a Russian warplane. Hezbollah was notified about the partial withdrawal of the Russian troops from Syria before it occurred.'
He said that the Americans realized that their mission in Syria was impossible, which pushed them to accept the political solution. 'The Americans realized that ISIL and Nusra Front will replace of the Syrian government if it falls.'
'Syria's allies will never accept an agreement that deprives the Syrians' from their right to determine the destiny of their president,' he stressed.
'The Turkish losses due to Syria developments are huge, which imposes on the Turks to be more realistic than Saudi Arabia which is deactivating all the political solutions.'
'Saudi Arabia delays the political solution in Syria, betting on any possible change in the American policy in the Middle East. I have information about the Saudi scheme to crush the resistance but I will not talk about because of local considerations.'
'Saudi Arabia's problem is Iran and it's not related to Sunnis or Shia,' he added, 'Saudi regime wanted to hold Hezbollah accountable for its failure in several fronts.'
Hezbollah secretary general also said that the resistance group still has popularity in Arab and Islamic worlds, and noted, 'The Saudi regime fears any kind of opposition even if it was by word.'
He said that Hezbollah has never armed or trained any cell against the regime in Bahrain. 'Hezbollah has never interfered in Bahrain, any such accusation is false.'
He said the Saudi regime is the side who is refusing dialogue with Iran.
'If Arab League decision to blacklist Hezbollah was based on reports about Hezbollah interference in Bahrain then it is based on false reports. We call upon all sides in the Arab world to sit to dialogue.'
The problem today, he added, is that the Saudi regime is stressed to the extent that it is launching a war against a party. 'Our alliance in the Arab world was not based on religious basis, the only consideration was the resistance against Israel.'
Referring to domestic developments in Lebanon, Nasrallah said, 'Saad Hariri is criticizing Hezbollah since the first day of his return to Lebanon and this was under the orders of Saudi Arabia.'
'The only positive point in Hariri's stances is the continuation of dialogue between al-Mustaqbal party and Hezbollah. The electoral law is one of the issues disagreed upon between Hezbollah and al-Mustaqbal party.'
He said that the only fair electoral law is the one based on proportional representation and that Lebanon can't be built but on the concept of partnership.
'Our alliance with Amal movement is firm and based on mutual respect,' he said. Some seek discord between Hezbollah and Amal and this will never happen,' he added.
'General Michel Aoun is Hezbollah's presidential nominee as long as he is a candidate.
We want a strong president who doesn't fear some regional states.'
'When we support candidacy of General Aoun this doesn't mean that we don't believe MP Sleiman Frangieh has the characteristics of a president,' he said.
Nasrallah reiterated that his party's relations with Iran have been always good regardless of the party which wins in the elections.
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