Nasrallah Warns Israel over Nuclear Sites, Accuses LF of Seeking Hizbullah-FPM Dispute

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday ruled out an imminent Israeli attack or war against Lebanon as he warned that this group has the ability to target nuclear and biological sites in Israel in any future confrontation.

“I rule out an Israeli attack or war against Lebanon in the near future,” said Nasrallah in an interview on al-Mayadeen television, dismissing recent media reports in this regard.

“Any Israeli war on Lebanon would be an uncalculated adventure,” he warned, reassuring that “through its readiness, expertise, military skills and stance, the resistance has made the Israelis realize that any war on Lebanon will be very costly.”

“We will not abide by any restrictions or red lines in the event of any war against Lebanon,” Nasrallah threatened, revealing that Hizbullah possesses “a full list of targets in occupied Palestine, including nuclear reactors and biological research centers.”

Commenting on the latest Israeli military exercises, Hizbullah's chief noted that “Israel's military maneuvers are not new.”

“Some think that Hizbullah is preoccupied in Syria, but we have a team that is dedicated to the Israeli issue and everything the Israelis say,” he added.

“If anyone in the enemy's entity is thinking of waging a limited military operation, I tell them that they are mistaken … We will not allow the Israelis to impose a new equation and any step by them will be an uncalculated adventure. We will respond to any attack in a manner that protects our country and the Israelis must expect anything from us,” Nasrallah warned.

Asked whether the latest Arab League decision that labeled Hizbullah as terrorist could encourage Israel to wage an attack against Hizbullah, Nasrallah noted that “Israel does not wait for an Arab cover to wage its wars,” stressing that “it only weighs its interest and seeks U.S. approval.”

Turning to Syria, Hizbullah's chief accused Saudi Arabia of blocking any “political solution” to the conflict, adding that he does not expect progress on the political track.

“The political solution must not be imposed on the Syrians by the foreign forces. The Turks might be more realistic than the Saudis regarding the precondition of President (Bashar) Assad's departure,” he said.

Nasrallah also declared that all claims that Hizbullah might withdraw from Syria in the wake of Russia's pullout are baseless.

“Our presence these is linked to a goal. We are contributing to preventing the fall of Syria into the hands of Daesh (Islamic State group), al-Nusra (Front) and the takfiri groups,” he said.

“We went there for this goal and as long as this objective needs us, we will be where we should be,” Nasrallah underlined.

“We are capable of sending more forces but we are not seeking a military solution. We want to curb the bloodshed and we want the opposition to achieve some of its legitimate demands,” he added.

Asked about al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri's return to Lebnaon, Nasrallah noted that he is willing to meet with the former premier “if the Hizbullah-Mustaqbal dialogue requires such a meeting.”

He noted however that “any meeting should lead to political results,” voicing skepticism about such an outcome in the current period.

“Our representatives are meeting and discussing all issues. Things are deadlocked regarding the issue of the presidency and the electoral law,” Nasrallah explained.

Noting that “there is a problem called real partnership” in the country, Hizbullah's chief emphasized that “the fair and real solution that can reflect the true sizes of all political forces would be an electoral law based on proportional representation.”

As for the presidency, Nasrallah accused the Lebanese Forces of trying to stir a dispute between Hizbullah and the Free Patriotic Movement.

“If we head to parliament, it is known that (FPM founder MP Michel) Aoun will not be elected,” Nasrallah noted, dismissing LF calls in this regard.

“Our relation with (Speaker Nabih) Berri is not based on coercion and we are ethically committed to supporting Aoun's nomination,” Nasrallah added.

“We have a clear commitment and as long as Aoun says he is a candidate, we will support him. We want a strong, firm president who cannot be bought with money, a president who does not bow to the power of the media or the regional and international forces,” he went on to say.

Asked about the nomination of his other ally, Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh, Nasrallah stressed that the northern leader is “qualified to be a president.”

“We trust him and he is our ally and friend,” he added.

Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and the FPM, Hizbullah and some of their allies have been boycotting the electoral sessions.

Hariri launched late in 2015 a proposal to nominate Franjieh for the presidency but his suggestion was rejected by the country's main Christian parties as well as Hizbullah.

The Hizbullah-led March 8 camp, as well as March 14's Lebanese Forces, have argued that Aoun is more eligible than Franjieh to become president given the size of his parliamentary bloc and his bigger influence in the Christian community.

Y.R.

Timeline
  • 21 March 2016, 23:14

    Nasrallah: We went there for this goal and as long as this objective needs us, we will be where we should be. We share the same fate with our brothers in Syria. We are capable of sending more forces but we are not seeking a military solution. We want to curb the bloodshed and we want the opposition to achieve some of its legitimate demands.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:12

    Nasrallah: All claims that we might withdraw from Syria are baseless and our presence these is linked to a goal. We are contributing to preventing the fall of Syria into the hands of Daesh, al-Nusra and the takfiri groups.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:11

    Nasrallah: Franjieh is qualified to be a president and we trust him and he is our ally and friend.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:11

    Nasrallah: We have a clear commitment and as long as Aoun says he is a candidate, we will support him. We want a strong, firm president who cannot be bought with money, a president who does not bow to the power of the media or the regional and international forces.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:09

    Nasrallah: The LF is trying to stir a problem between us and the FPM. If we head to parliament, it is known that Aoun will not be elected. Our relation with Berri is not based on coercion and we are ethically committed to supporting Aoun's nomination.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:06

    Nasrallah: There is a problem called real partnership and this country can only be built on partnership. The fair and real solution that can reflect the true sizes of all political forces would be an electoral law based on proportional representation.

  • 21 March 2016, 23:05

    Nasrallah: If the Hizbullah-Mustaqbal dialogue requires a meeting with ex-PM Saad Hariri, I'm ready for such a meeting. Any meeting should lead to political results and our representatives are meeting and discussing all issues. Things are deadlocked regarding the issue of the presidency and the electoral law.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:56

    Nasrallah: We call for dialogue between all parties and countries across the region.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:44

    Nasrallah: Claims that Hizbullah has armed anyone in Bahrain are false accusations. We have not sent arms to Bahrain, we have not trained anyone and we have not formed terrorist cells. All accusations against Hizbullah are baseless and if the Arab League's decision was based on this issue then it is invalid. I call on the Arab foreign and interior ministers to reevaluate these accusations.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:37

    Nasrallah: Their schemes in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have failed.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:34

    Nasrallah: In Lebanon, the Saudi scheme has spent a lot of money since 2005 to eliminate the resistance. During the 2006 war, the Saudis sought to prolong the war and we have information in this regard. We have information about the last week of negotiations at the Security Council.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:28

    Nasrallah: The Gulf Cooperation Council's labeling of Hizbullah as terrorist was a Saudi decision and the others bowed. Saudi Arabia possesses the power of money, media and fatwas and it threatens those who oppose it with these tools.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:24

    Nasrallah: The political solution must not be imposed on the Syrians by the foreign forces. The Turks might be more realistic than the Saudis regarding the precondition of President Assad's departure. Saudi Arabia is the party blocking the political solution in Syria.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:19

    Nasrallah: Assad does not represent himself but rather a broad category of people in Syria. His allies will not accept his departure and the solution is to reach a settlement, but not through elimination or exclusion.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:14

    Nasrallah: The U.S. wants a political solution that serves its goals and the goals of its allies. This goal is regime change and controlling Syria to turn it into a subordinate state.

  • 21 March 2016, 22:06

    Nasrallah: The Americans have realized that military means cannot achieve a solution in Syria and the alternative on the ground would be Daesh and al-Nusra.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:54

    Nasrallah: A sufficient Russian airforce is still catering to the requirements of the battlefield in Syria and Putin has announced that additional air forces can be sent within hours if needed.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:48

    Nasrallah: The Russian withdrawal from Syria is partial although significant … Additional Russian reinforcements were deployed after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, but the issue was contained and there is no need for the reinforcements anymore.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:45

    Nasrallah: Some were surprised by the Russian intervention in Syria, but this issue was being discussed with the Syrian and Iranian leaderships and we were in the picture of these discussions.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:39

    Nasrallah: Israel does not wait for an Arab cover to wage its wars. It only weighs its interest and seeks U.S. approval.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:35

    Nasrallah: Israel violates Lebanon's airspace night and day and the Lebanese state must address this issue … The army must be provided with weapons to shoot down the reconnaissance aircraft but this issue is prohibited and we as a resistance can find a solution for the army.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:30

    Nasrallah: If anyone in the enemy's entity is thinking of waging a limited military operation, I tell them that they are mistaken … We will not allow the Israelis to impose a new equation and any step by them will be an uncalculated adventure. We will respond to any attack in a manner that protects our country and the Israelis must expect anything from us.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:24

    Nasrallah: Israel's military maneuvers are not new … Some think that Hizbullah is preoccupied in Syria, but we have a team that is dedicated to the Israeli issue and everything the Israelis say.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:18

    Nasrallah: I will not disclose what weapons the resistance has, but it is the right of the resistance, Lebanese army and people, and the armies of the region to possess weapons that enable them to defend their existence and sovereignty … How can Netanyahu have the right to possess a nuclear weapon while we don't have the right to possess a defensive weapon?

  • 21 March 2016, 21:15

    Nasrallah: We have a full list of targets in occupied Palestine, including nuclear reactors and biological research centers.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:10

    Nasrallah: We will not abide by any restrictions or red lines in the event of any war against Lebanon.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:07

    Nasrallah: Israel is keen on the lives of its settlers and this is a point that can be exploited. The Israelis know that the resistance possesses effective missiles that can hit any point in occupied Palestine.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:05

    Nasrallah: Through its readiness, expertise, military skills and stance, the resistance has made the Israelis realize that any war on Lebanon will be very costly and that they must balance between feasibility and cost.

  • 21 March 2016, 21:01

    Nasrallah: The cost is very important for Israel regarding the casualties and the psychological and economic repercussions.

  • 21 March 2016, 20:58

    Nasrallah: Any Israeli war on Lebanon would be an uncalculated adventure.

  • 21 March 2016, 20:44

    Nasrallah: Israel does not wage any attack without U.S. approval.

  • 21 March 2016, 20:43

    Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in an interview on al-Mayadeen: I rule out an Israeli attack or war against Lebanon in the near future.

Comments 21
Missing peace 21 March 2016, 20:58

it never occured to you to add hezbollah to your list? they have nothing to envy to those you cite, same terrorists, different side that is all....

Thumb kanaanljdid 21 March 2016, 21:21

The rat has to go out sometimes so as to get some cheese from the Iranian master

Thumb Southern...... 21 March 2016, 21:40

glad that some zionists are hurt, apparently up to the neck, like @kanaanljdid... please don't be upset due to my true words.

Thumb Mordekaiser 21 March 2016, 21:47

Iranian master? Saudi master? what does it matter? stop all this political mambo jumbo and kill eachother already, MORDEKAISER wants DEATH!

Thumb Mordekaiser 21 March 2016, 21:40

"the resistance, Lebanese army and people, and the armies of the region to possess weapons that enable them to defend their existence and sovereignty"

A resistance with sovereignty? That's progressive, as in never been heard of before

Thumb Mystic 21 March 2016, 23:00

The pure words of Sayed Hassan, will remain words of wisdom and reason by those honorable with courage.
While for the corrupted and sick twisted minds, it will be hostile and too harsh.

That goes for the corrupted Saudi minds of March 14 alliance, Saudi Arabia itself, Israel and USA.
The enemies of Lebanon will never win.

Missing peace 21 March 2016, 23:52

lol

Missing alyanko10452 22 March 2016, 03:31

There is a big difference between wisdom and foolishness.

Thumb Mystic 21 March 2016, 23:02

wonderful insight and spam, we all know this is banima3rouf once again.

Thumb jabal10452 22 March 2016, 02:09

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/lebanon/2016-03-20/iran-deals-bigger-loser

Thumb liberty 22 March 2016, 02:33

filthy sectarian terrorist

Thumb liberty 22 March 2016, 03:02

Nasrallah: In Lebanon, the Saudi scheme has spent a lot of money since 2005 to eliminate the resistance. During the 2006 war, the Saudis sought to prolong the war and we have information in this regard. We have information about the last week of negotiations at the Security Council.

"He" has information..... ;)

Thumb liberty 22 March 2016, 03:04

but he accepted the Saudi donations to rebuild the South.

Thumb ex-fpm 22 March 2016, 08:40

He had the information since 2006 but chose to reveal he has information in 2016. LOL

Missing alyanko10452 22 March 2016, 03:33

"If we head to parliament, it is known that Aoun will not be elected."

So he confirmed he's obstructing the election, and will only do it his way. What kind of democracy is that? He's a thug, and a terrorist.

Missing alyanko10452 22 March 2016, 03:37

Exactly. The only way Hezb will get defeated is if we, in Lebanon turn against them.

Thumb farsical.resistance 22 March 2016, 04:32

Sorry dude but you went to Syria before there was Daesh in Syria. Syrian TV and later Walid Muallem even made a failed attempt to invent terrorists with laughable "dramatic evidence" when he tried to pass off old video footage from Lebanon as "terrorists". Stop lying to your people, at least have some respect for their "intelligence" as it were.

Thumb farsical.resistance 22 March 2016, 04:55

MP Hussein Hajj Hassan who allegedly holds a PhD in Chemistry should explain to this guy the ramification of hitting nuclear reactors and biological research centers on the Lebanese population even without Israeli retaliation. And speaking of uncalculated adventure what was the cost of yours in 2006? You lied to the Lebanese people about a calm summer then, on Iranian orders, you start a war that results in around 2000 Lebanese dead, further thousands injured and maimed, tens of millions lost to the economy and prosperity of the people of Lebanon. And for all this your reply was a callous idiotic "لو كنت أعلم". Gaza was flattened a not a week before for less! You certainly knew but didn't care. After all what the ayatollah says goes no matter the cost.

Thumb farsical.resistance 22 March 2016, 05:06

"Franjieh is qualified to be a president and we trust him and he is our ally and friend... We want a strong, firm president who cannot be bought with money, a president who does not bow to the power of the media or the regional and international forces.."
So according to Hassan here, Franjieh cannot be a strong, firm president, he can be bought with money and will bow to the power of the media or the regional and international forces. I wonder what would Franjieh's reaction be to this affront, that is if he has to capacity to understand it.

Thumb eagledawn 22 March 2016, 08:06

The day this iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally murdered is the day we celebrate our independence. I am confident his hanging will be public. I'd love to hear his last speech.

Missing gunner 23 March 2016, 10:04

Hahahah @Southern you are really blind man.