Nasrallah confirms US financial sanctions on Hezbollah having no impact
Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, confirmed on Friday that the freshly imposed US sanctions on his party could not have any impact on the group, stressing “no law whatsoever can prevent money from reaching us.”
“We proudly receive the money we need from the Islamic Republic of Iran, just like the missiles,” Nasrallah said, in a speech delivered in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hezbollah top commander Mustafa Badreddine.
“Amidst the most tightened sanctions on Iran, money still reached us,” he reminded.
But Nasrallah blamed some Lebanese banks that exaggerated while implementing the American law against Hezbollah, as they closed the accounts of people whose name was not blacklisted by the US.
“This is an assault on people,” he said, adding that the party is open to dialogue to resolve this quandary.
On a different note, Nasrallah pledge to expel from his party any citizen who proved to have opened fire at any occasion. “From now on, any Hezbollah member who opens fire in the air and commits this hideous, offensive act will be expelled from the party, regardless of his history of struggle and resistance.”
Remembering the martyr, Nasrallah revealed that it was Badreddine who led the negotiations aiming to release the Lebanese detained at Israeli jails.
Giving a lowdown on his role in the war on takfiri terrorists, he recounted that after ISIS took over large provinces in Iraq, Iraqis had sent him a rescue call, where they asked for leaders and commanders from Hezbollah; Badreddine responded and met the call within hours.
As to his presence in Aleppo, Nasrallah explained the strategic importance of this region, reiterating that Hezbollah shall be wherever duty calls.
“We did not go to Aleppo in small numbers. The number of our fighter there is not humble. Aleppo’s battle is a decisive one,” he said.
“Since the beginning of June, we only lost 26 martyrs, in addition to one hostage and one missing; the other camp, however, had ever since lost 617 gunmen, with more than 800 injured, and more than 80 tanks and military vehicles,” he revealed.
“The figures are document,” he assured.
“The other camp was falling, when the US and the international community intervened to reap a cease-fire in Aleppo,” he indicated.
He even replied to his fighters who had sent him a letter, telling them: “You are the honest men, the ones entrusted with our destiny, dignity, and the future (…) you have made history in 2006, and you will topple the takfiri schemes in the region.”
“Fighting in defense of Aleppo is defense of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan which had just paid some of the price of its mistakes in supporting gunmen,” he underlined.
Turning to Bahrain, Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of preventing peaceful solutions, lest the Saudi people take to the streets to remand their least political rights.
He did not fail to reiterate stern condemnation of the authorities having freshly stripped Sheikh Issa Qassem of his Bahraini citizenship.
“Al Khalifa are servants who execute the orders of the smallest princes in Saudi Arabia and the British envoy in Manama,” he said, expecting the cleric’s deportation.
“The world shall be accountable for what happens,” he concluded.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/nasrallah-confirms-us-financial-sanctions-on-hezbollah-having-no-impact/General