The secretary-general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has denounced US interference and military presence in West Asia as the main cause of insecurity, crises and unrest. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks during a televised speech, broadcast live from the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday night, as he addressed a ceremony commemorating the late Muslim scholar Sheikh Afif al-Nabulsi. “The interventionist policies of the United States are the root cause of regional problems as Washington blatantly seeks to meddle in all affairs.
The culture of submission to the US has exacerbated the problem. The Hezbollah leader continued to denounce the unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria by the United States and its Western allies, stressing that the Damascus government would not need humanitarian aid from abroad if the Caesar Law that against addressed all individuals and companies directly or indirectly involved in Syria's reconstruction efforts in 2019 would not have been adopted. "Furthermore, the American occupying forces are preventing the Syrian government from accessing the crude oil and natural gas reserves on the east bank of the Euphrates River and are aggressively plundering the region's energy resources," Nasrallah said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah said the US is directly responsible for the suffering of the Yemeni people and is obstructing any initiative aimed at creating stability in the conflict-hit Arab country. Nasrallah said the United States also did not allow Iraq to pay off its multi-billion dollar debt to Iran over imports of natural gas and electricity. In addition, “the US Embassy in Beirut is forcing the Lebanese authorities to either adopt or abandon certain policies. The Lebanese government must first and foremost consider national interests and resist US pressure,” the Hezbollah leader said. 2020 Beirut Port Blast Nasrallah also referred to the massive blast at the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 that rocked the Lebanese capital, killing 218 people, injuring 7,000 and leaving 300,000 homeless. “Certain media tried to blame Hezbollah from the first moments of the explosion.
Those who prevented the truth from being revealed are the same ones who politicized the case. "The real reason that not all circumstances surrounding the blast were revealed is that certain sides persistently tried to link the matter to regional developments," Nasrallah said. Clashes at Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon Nasrallah also stressed that the media, which once blamed Hezbollah for the Beirut port blast, now blamed it for the flare-up of deadly clashes at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon make. “We are not responsible for the fighting in the camp. We have nothing to do with it. We are strictly against clashes there and are working to resolve the matter," the Hezbollah chief said. Clashes between rival factions in the Palestinian camp have displaced 20,000 residents, including about 12,000 children, Save the Children said Thursday. At least 13 people have been killed in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp since fighting broke out between mainstream Fatah faction fighters and members of other Palestinian groups on Saturday, security sources at the camp told Reuters. A weak truce is in place following the death of two militants late Wednesday night, according to security sources.