September 25, 2021

Nasrallah slams ‘Saudi normalization with Israel,’ warns of repercussions

Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, vehemently slammed, in a speech on Friday, what he termed as "Saudi normalization with Israel," expecting ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel to start coming out to the public.

"This shift from secret to the public is the worst ever in terms of the official Arab position," he deplored.

"Saudi Arabia has taken advantage of the ailing Arab situation, only to build relations with Israel; the price will be at the account of the Palestinians," he warned.

"This is free normalization with Israel and this will open the doors to other states than Saudi Arabia to follow suit," he said.

He also told how Fatwas were misleading the public opinion. "We will be before a cultural disaster that allows Saudi Arabia to make peace with Israel. And this is the most dangerous thing that could happen."

"Everybody must now take a clear position," he called.

Nasrallah made these remarks via a giant screen in Nabatieh, where he spoke at a ceremony to honor Ismail Zahri, a Hezbollah commander who has recently passed away.

During the event, Nasrallah indicated that he would deliver a speech upon July victory commemoration, without specifying a date.

"The Arab situation is weak (...) and the Palestinian Cause has become irrelevant," he said.

"Saudi Arabia still insists on carrying on wars everywhere and rejecting dialogue in Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria. Its initiatives are only made towards Israel, and for free," he continued.

Nasrallah also spurned the offer made by Saudi Foreign Minister to Russia. "Adel al-Jubeir offer is just a masquerade that made me laugh."

"Do al-Jubeir and his governors really think that they can scam the world's people?" he wondered.

Turning to Syria, Nasrallah said that what happened in Aleppo was linked to thwarting the regional projects and imperialist dreams.

"Your project has no future and you have a chance to negotiate in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria, or you will be defeated," he told Saudi Arabia.

As to Lebanon, he called the government to have a position from what is happening in the Lebanese part of Ghajar, as well as to apologize to Mauritania for insulting it.

He also called for an exceptional solution to the water issue, refusing any increase of tax.

Source: National News Agency