Nasrallah Says Regime, Allies Don't Fear Saudi-Turkish Op in Syria: Israel's Ammonia is Lebanon's 'Nuclear Bomb'

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia and Turkey of mulling a ground operation in Syria with the aim of shoring up embattled rebels allegedly allied with them, as he downplayed the possibility of any Israeli war on Lebanon in the near future.

“The militants' successive defeats have pushed Saudi Arabia and Turkey to consider sending ground troops under the excuse of fighting Daesh (Islamic State group) under the banner of the international coalition and this is a very important development,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech marking Hizbullah's “Martyr Leaders Day”.

“Saudi Arabia and Turkey have now awoken to Daesh's threat. They have woken up because the groups they are backing are suffering defeats,” a sarcastic Nasrallah added.

“Saudi Arabia and Turkey want to send ground troops in order to be present at the negotiations table or to continue the war,” he said.

Nasrallah warned that Riyadh and Ankara “are willing to spark a world war” rather than “accept any national settlement in Syria.”

“Turkey has suffered the fall of its 'new Ottoman empire scheme' and the Saudi plot in Syria has also failed,” Hizbullah's chief noted.

He also accused the two major regional forces of agreeing with Israel on the alleged objective of preventing Syrian President Bashar Assad from staying in power in Syria.

“Israel agrees with Saudi Arabia and Turkey that they must not allow a solution for Syria that keeps President Assad in power, even if it involves the presence of the moderate Syrian opposition in a national unity government,” he said.

“The Saudis, Turks and Israelis have rejected this and that's why they are paralyzing the negotiations. They are putting preconditions and raising the ceiling of the demands, the thing that even the U.S. has started to criticize,” Nasrallah charged.

He also noted that all Turkey needs to do to fight the IS is to seal its border and prevent the jihadist group from selling oil through its territory, while accusing Saudi Arabia of supporting the newly emerging IS branch in Yemen.

Nasrallah also accused Israel of seeking to partition Syria into four states – “a Sunni state, an Alawite state, a Druze state and a Kurdish state.”

“Israel has failed to push Syria into a partitioning phase, because the Syrian army and its allies are fighting in Latakia, northern Aleppo, the southern Daraa, Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor. This means that the national decision in Syria is to reject partitioning,” Nasrallah pointed out.

He then vowed that the Syrian regime and its allies, including Hizbullah, “will not allow Daesh, al-Nusra (Front), the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel or Turkey to seize control of Syria.”

Nasrallah also accused some Arab states of establishing ties and alliances with Israel.

Israel “is now presenting itself as an ally and defender of the Sunni sect and this is being endorsed in some Arab capitals and the circumstances are being exploited in order to move some Arab-Israeli ties from the shadows to the public arena,” he said.

“You are free to consider Iran an enemy but how can you consider Israel a friend and an ally? This issue must be confronted in a serious manner,” Nasrallah added, addressing the alleged Arab governments.

Turning to media reports about the possibility of an Israeli war against Hizbullah in Lebanon, Nasrallah stressed that “Israel's psychological warfare is of no use against us.”

“There is no need to fear an Israeli war because after the first and second Lebanon wars, Israeli decided that it would only wage war if a quick victory is guaranteed. When Israel knows that there is a force in Lebanon that can prevent it from achieving a quick victory, it will not engage in such a war,” he added, reassuring that Hizbullah is still boosting its military assets.

Giving an example about Hizbullah's deterrence capabilities, Nasrallah noted that a couple of rockets are capable of causing a catastrophe in the northern Israeli city of Haifa that would be equivalent to a “nuclear bomb” attack.

“An Israeli expert has said that Haifa's residents fear a deadly attack on the ammonia storage tanks, which contain more than 15,000 tons of this gas,” Nasrallah said.

“This would lead to the death of tens of thousands of residents and 800,000 Israelis would be affected,” he quoted the Israeli expert as saying.

“This would be exactly as a nuclear bomb and we can say that Lebanon today has a nuclear bomb, seeing as any rocket that might hit these tanks is capable of creating a nuclear bomb effect,” Nasrallah added.

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Timeline
  • 16 February 2016, 20:17

    Nasrallah: There is no need to fear an Israeli war because after the first and second Lebanon wars, Israeli decided that it would only wage war if a quick victory is guaranteed. When Israel knows that there is a force in Lebanon that can prevent it from achieving a quick victory, it will not engage in such a war.

  • 16 February 2016, 20:06

    Nasrallah: Israel's psychological warfare is of no use against us.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:58

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia and Turkey are willing to spark a world war rather than accept any national settlement in Syria.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:55

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia and Turkey want to send ground troops in order to be present at the negotiations table or to continue the war.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:53

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia and Turkey have now awoken to Daesh's threat. They have woken up because the groups they are backing are suffering defeats.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:49

    Nasrallah: What is happening in Syria has opened the doors to developments that might have repercussions on the region and even the entire world. The militants' successive defeats have pushed Saudi Arabia and Turkey to consider sending ground troops under the excuse of fighting the IS under the banner of the international coalition and this is a very important development.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:45

    Nasrallah: Turkey has also suffered the fall of its “new Ottoman empire scheme” and the Saudi plot in Syria has also failed.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:43

    Nasrallah: Israel has failed to push Syria into a partitioning phase, because the Syrian army and its allies are fighting in Latakia, northern Aleppo, the southern Daraa, Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor. This means that the national decision in Syria is to reject partitioning. Those who claim that the war in Syria is aimed at creating a state of a certain nature are spreading lies.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:40

    Nasrallah: They want to partition Syria into four states – a Sunni state, an Alawite state, a Druze state and a Kurdish state.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:38

    Nasrallah: Israel agrees with Saudi Arabia and Turkey that they must not allow a solution for Syria that keeps President Assad in power, even if it involves the presence of the moderate Syrian opposition in a national unity government. The Saudis, Turks and Israelis have rejected this and that's why they are paralyzing the negotiations. They are putting preconditions and raising the ceiling of the demands, the thing that even the U.S. has started to criticize.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:34

    Nasrallah: Israel considers the presence of al-Qaida in Syria as a lesser evil than the presence of Bashar Assad's regime.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:32

    Nasrallah: You are free to consider Iran an enemy but how can you consider Israel a friend and an ally? This issue must be confronted in a serious manner.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:31

    Nasrallah addressing Arab governments: Do you accept a friend occupying Sunni land in Palestine? Can you become friends with an entity that has committed the most horrible massacres against the Sunni community?

  • 16 February 2016, 19:28

    Nasrallah: The Israeli entity is presenting itself as a friend of the Sunni community in Lebanon and it had presented itself as a friend for Christians in Lebanon and Palestine and then for Druze before presenting itself as a defender of Shiites in Lebanon in the face of Palestinians. It is now presenting itself as an ally and defender of the Sunni sect and this is being endorsed in some Arab capitals and the circumstances are being exploited in order to move some Arab-Israeli ties from the shadows to the public arena.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:25

    Nasrallah: It is beneficial to monitor the Israeli media to realize that the Israeli rhetoric has become identical to the rhetoric reflected in some Arab media, especially in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:22

    Nasrallah: Israel believes that it is facing two threats – the first is Iran and the second is the resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:21

    Nasrallah: The Israelis believe that they are before two opportunities. The first is establishing relations and alliances with the “Sunni Arab states” through taking advantage of the confrontation with the Iran and the other is changing the regime in Syria.

  • 16 February 2016, 19:10

    Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a televised speech marking Hizbullah's “Martyr Leaders Day”: It is our ethical duty to extend condolences to the family of late ex-PM Rafik Hariri, despite political rivalry with some of his heirs, and we hope the day will come when this anniversary will become an occasion that unites all Lebanese.

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Comments 39
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 16 February 2016, 19:29

8 minutes ago Nasrallah: The Israelis believe that they are before two opportunities.

How does this Iranian agent know what the Israelis believe or not believe?!! I am sure they share with him their most coveted secrets. Sectarian 3ameel.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 16 February 2016, 19:31

نصرالله: اسرائيل تواصل طريق القتل والاغتيال والشهيد سمير القنطار لن يكون الأخير وأيتها الحكومات والأنظمة العربية هل تقبلين صيدقا اي اسرائيل ما زال يحتل أرضا سنية؟

uffff..... how sectarian can he be!!!! So now there is sunni land, shia land, christian land... LOL

Thumb ex-fpm 17 February 2016, 09:08

yes but it is Israel and KSA who want to partition Syria and the Arab world. It is Israel and KSA that are sectarians not him.

Thumb ex-fpm 17 February 2016, 10:48

coming back to inspect the damage you caused flamethrower?

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 16 February 2016, 19:33

9:31نصرالله: اسرائيل تعتبر أن "داعش" و"القاعدة" و"النصرة" في سوريا افضل من نظام الأسد.

sure, in his last meeting with the Israelis they made him aware of what they prefer;)))) hahaha!

Thumb justin 16 February 2016, 19:37

you can't be serious... if you are looking for logic in his speech. This man is a mouthpiece for Iran and he has an inflated ego.

Thumb ex-fpm 16 February 2016, 19:43

5 minutes ago Nasrallah: Israel agrees with Saudi Arabia and Turkey that they must not allow a solution for Syria that keeps President Assad in power.

Strange indeed since the ex-mossad chief said Assad is Israel's best friend in Damascus.

Thumb ex-fpm 16 February 2016, 19:45

5 minutes ago Nasrallah: They want to partition Syrian into four states – a Sunni state, an Alawite state, a Druze state and a Kurdish state.

and of course you reject that;) you prefer to keep it as one state controlled by shias/alawis.

Thumb barrymore 16 February 2016, 19:48

is this a lebanese politician talking or some world leader?! mishmaoul how delusional he is. Ya habibi tell us how you plan to solve the garbage issue, the electricity, the water, unemployment, healthcare.

Thumb barrymore 16 February 2016, 19:50

إطلاق نار كثيف على طريق المطار تزامنا مع إطلالة نصرالله

Missing peace 16 February 2016, 19:59

hezbollah has NO domestic plans, no solutions for lebanese problems: Lebanon never interested them. they are just the hire militia of iran...

Missing peace 16 February 2016, 19:58

"They want to partition Syrian into four states – a Sunni state, an Alawite state, a Druze state and a Kurdish state. "

LOL so your ethnic cleansing of entre syrian regions (ex: border villages where sunnis are replaced by shias, around damascus where sunnis are also replaced and so on to create a corridor linking damascus to the mediterranean ...) to put ONLY shia or alawites in it was dictated to you by israel? pityful liar you are iranman....

so today's speech is all about the evil israel...as if bashar did not massacre hundreds of innocent sunnis.... LOL

israel does not want bashar out: he is their protector of the golan heights and this for decades! you liar....

Thumb eagledawn 16 February 2016, 20:03

lol so much hate from nassrallah only indicates the massive amount of b-hurt that KSA is inflicting upon him and his sectarian terrorists.

He looks like am unwashed mafioso, and that's closer to his true character than the uniform he dishonored for decades. I hope his hanging will be public, i'd love to hear his last "speech" lol

one last thing....

the day this iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally murdered is the day we celebrate our independence.

Missing peace 16 February 2016, 20:18

and you hezbis claim not to be fanatic islamists.... LOL your post ansurallah tells it all! nothing to envy daesh, you are the same!

Thumb marcus 16 February 2016, 20:36

he has to be the most hated creature on the face of the earth.

Thumb marcus 16 February 2016, 20:36

lol

Thumb ashtah 16 February 2016, 20:50

Nassrallah must be unaware we don't have a president and we don't we have a functional government coz i am sure he would have addressed them in his speech. But who said this man is Lebanese....

Thumb galaxy 16 February 2016, 20:59

he talked about everything but not Lebanon;)!

Thumb galaxy 16 February 2016, 20:56

now we understand what FT stands for! good one;)

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 16 February 2016, 21:29

that is why the general of generals declared he is neutral and part of the resistance axis.

Missing humble 16 February 2016, 21:51

Splendid comments: music to my ears!!!

Missing bigjohn 16 February 2016, 21:53

Time for tyrants to publicize their Israel ties, Netanyahu says:

"Netanyahu’s remarks came the same day as Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said there were open channels between Israel and other Arab states, but the “sensitive” situation prevents him from shaking hands with Arab officials in public. He later publicly shook the hand of Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud. Turki is the rare Saudi official who has met openly with a number of Israeli officials in the past. Israel’s covert ties with Sunni Arab states are such that while they cannot display signs of cordiality in public, “we can meet in closed rooms,” said Ya’alon at the Munich Security Conference."

http://www.timesofisrael.com/time-to-publicize-secret-ties-with-arab-states-netanyahu-says/

Missing bigjohn 16 February 2016, 21:55

collaborators will be collaborators and their end will ALWAYS have the same FATE!

Missing bigjohn 17 February 2016, 16:19

1anonymetexasusa......You are given a mind to search for the truth and to understand WHY certain things are said. The world is NOT black and white! No person(s) on earth makes 100% false statements or 100% tells the truth. To say that you have to believe EVERYTHING that someone said to believe one thing that is said shows lack of intellect or logic.

BTW, action speaks louder than words. The natives KNOW who have been resisting the Israeli enemy including economic sanctions for years by the American Zionist owned government (who make Israeli aggression possible), AND the collaborators who have been resisting EVERYONE except the Israeli enemy and their allies.

Missing bigjohn 16 February 2016, 21:59

With supporters like you, M14 does not have a chance (good night).

Missing humble 16 February 2016, 22:05

God is pure Love and doesn't need an army to fight for Him or to kill in His Name.

Missing humble 16 February 2016, 22:08

Warmongers are lead by Evil and have evil souls. They will NOT go to Heaven....no way!!!

Default-user-icon PLATO (Guest) 17 February 2016, 02:34

When he talks I see an enormous amount of opinion.

Missing helicopter 17 February 2016, 02:50

Bashar's successive defeats have pushed Iran/HA and Russia to send ground troops and the Russian air power under the excuse of fighting Daesh (Islamic State group) and this is a very important development,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech marking Hizbullah's “Martyr Leaders Day”.
For once Nasrallah speaks the truth.

Thumb liberty 17 February 2016, 03:26

mowaten and his endless aliases spamming the forum as usual.

Thumb liberty 17 February 2016, 03:27

Nasrallah Says Regime, Allies Don't Fear Saudi-Turkish Op in Syria:

So why mention it for half an hour in your propaganda speech.

Missing alyanko10452 17 February 2016, 03:59

Lebanon is not Iran ya idiot Nasrallah. Who are you kidding?
May your days be numbered.

Thumb liberty 17 February 2016, 05:22

As usual, he quotes Israeli sources without naming them, he throws scenarios to suit his sectarian agenda which is music to his followers ears. His venom is now towards KSA, Turkey and the Sunnis whom he accuses of being allies with Israel. But he fails to explain how he considers Israel an enemy yet he quotes them and believes what they say.

Thumb ashtah 17 February 2016, 07:34

@liberty

You notice the gradual transformation in the hezbollah/iranian agenda. From demonizing the USA and chanting "death to amreeka" to now "death to al saoud" to now brainwashing his followers that Israel and the sunnis are allies thus justifying the murder and massacres of sunnis in syria and elsewhere. The end result is killing a sunni equates to killing an israeli. This sectarian knows what he is doing.

Missing jayjay 17 February 2016, 07:31

wahabi, saudi, iran, israel, yemen, turkey...all countries and all so called scenarios are mentioned except one thing...LEBANON! you want to combat terrorism ya hassoun? go to parliament and elect YOUR president. president is lebanese though, so not sure how you and ur terrorist party falls under HIS command...

Default-user-icon mowaten (Guest) 17 February 2016, 07:56

please forgive me for voting you down and reporting you more than 25 times. I was bored

Default-user-icon iranian mowaten (Guest) 17 February 2016, 08:03

this is why general aoun supports hezbollah and iran. They speak the truth

Thumb ansarullah 17 February 2016, 12:33

allah ya2wi shi3it ali wil hussain
lan tousba zainib maratayn lan lan lan
madad ya ali madad madad

Default-user-icon Dragunski (Guest) 25 February 2016, 00:59

Aoun has been well paid for selling out his country. Very well paid.