Nasrallah: Saudi Inciting Israel to Strike Lebanon, Govt. Still in Place

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of “inciting Israel to strike Lebanon,” adding that the current government should stay in place until Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits a formal resignation.

“Saudi Arabia is inciting the Lebanese against each other and inciting Arab countries to take escalatory measures against Lebanon. It also incited world countries against Lebanon, but what's more dangerous is inciting Israel to strike Lebanon. This is not an analysis but rather based on confirmed information,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech.

He alleged that the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah had happened at “Saudi Arabia's request,” while accusing Riyadh of pressing Israel to prolong the war.

“I warn the Israelis against any attempt to take advantage of the situation,” he added.

Reiterating that war with Israel is unlikely, Nasrallah said Hizbullah is watching carefully for any Israeli attempts to use the crisis.

Nasrallah appeared to be calming a seemingly jittery population following Saudi Arabia's latest escalation against Hizbullah's backer Iran. The resignation of Hariri from Saudi Arabia last week was seen as a move by Riyadh to take its rivalry with Iran to tiny Lebanon.

Many fear the escalation will pave the way for Israel to strike against Hizbullah, against which Israel has fought a number of wars. Nasrallah warned Israel against "miscalculation."

He said Israel should not think "we are troubled. No, absolutely not."

"Today we are more confident and feeling stronger in the face of any threat," said Nasrallah.

Turning to the issue of Hariri's resignation, Hizbullah's leader said “Saudi Arabia's move was an unprecedented interference in Lebanon's affairs. The entire world now knows that Hariri was forced to resign.”

“There is a Saudi attempt to remove Hariri from the leadership of al-Mustaqbal Movement... Al-Mustaqbal Movement is being forced to endorse a new leader and there is an attempt to impose a new premier on Lebanon and the Lebanese people,” Nasrallah warned.

“We condemn the blatant Saudi interference in Lebanese affairs and this humiliating behavior with PM Saad Hariri,” he said.

Commenting on the statement that was issued Thursday by Mustaqbal on the need for Hariri to return to Lebanon, Nasrallah added: “We join our voice to that of al-Mustaqbal Movement on the need for Hariri to return to Lebanon... He can return to Lebanon to take the stance he wants and say whatever he wants.”

“Lebanon's prime minister is detained in Saudi Arabia and prohibited from returning,” Nasrallah decried.

As for the issue of forming a new government, Nasrallah described Hariri's resignation as “illegitimate and unconstitutional” because it “happened under duress.”

“The current government is still in place and it is legitimate and not resigned. The ministers are not caretaker ministers and there is no meaning for parliamentary consultations now as some conspirators are demanding. We will conduct parliamentary consultations when the government resigns in a constitutional manner,” Nasrallah added.

Moreover, Nasrallah denied Saudi accusations that Hizbullah was involved in the firing of a missile from Yemen at Riyadh, saying the Yemenis themselves “now have a high capability to manufacture missiles.”

Nasrallah also admitted that “Saudi Arabia and Iran both have influence in Lebanon.”

“But the core difference is that Saudi Arabia interferes in Lebanese affairs. Iran does not interfere at all in Lebanese affairs and it does not use its influence to obtain Iranian privileges in Lebanon,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia cannot confront Iran directly, that's why it is taking out its anger on Lebanon and intimidating it to prove that it has influence... If the objective is to subjugate Lebanon, it is mistaken, and it will fail the same as it failed in all arenas,” Nasrallah went on to say.

“If the objective is to punish Hizbullah and eradicate it, no one can eradicate Hizbullah, no matter what Saudi Arabia does,” he stressed.

Addressing Saudi Arabia, Nasrallah added: “Do you want to rescue the Lebanese people the same as you are rescuing the Yemeni people through starving them, killing them and crushing their bones?”

“If they want to punish Hizbullah, I can give them a plan. Let them brainstorm a bit and they'll find the solution. They can punish Hizbullah without punishing the Lebanese people, unless they are driven by blind hatred,” Nasrallah added.

Hariri had announced his resignation on Saturday in a surprising and pre-recorded statement from Saudi Arabia.

In a haltingly delivered address, Hariri accused Iran of meddling in Arab affairs and Iran-backed Hizbullah of holding Lebanon hostage. He also said he feared for his life.

In his absence, Lebanon has been awash with speculation the prime minister may be held against his will in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials have denied Hariri is under house arrest.

Timeline
  • 10 November 2017, 17:02

    Nasrallah: If they want to punish Hizbullah, I can give them a plan. Let them brainstorm a bit and they'll find the solution. They can punish Hizbullah without punishing the Lebanese people, unless they are driven by blind hatred.

  • 10 November 2017, 17:01

    Nasrallah to Saudis: Do you want to rescue the Lebanese people the same as you are rescuing the Yemeni people through starving them, killing them and crushing their bones?

  • 10 November 2017, 17:00

    Nasrallah: If the objective is to punish Hizbullah and eradicate it, no one can eradicate Hizbullah, no matter what Saudi Arabia does.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:59

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia cannot confront Iran directly, that's why it is taking out its anger on Lebanon and intimidating it to prove that it has influence. If the objective is to subjugate Lebanon, it is mistaken, and it will fail the same as it failed in all arenas.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:55

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia and Iran both have influence in Lebanon, but the core difference is that Saudi Arabia interferes in Lebanese affairs. Iran does not interfere at all in Lebanese affairs and it does not use its influence to obtain Iranian privileges in Lebanon.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:53

    Nasrallah denied Hizbullah's involvement in the firing of a missile from Yemen at Riyadh, saying the Yemenis themselves “now have a high capability to manufacture missiles.”

  • 10 November 2017, 16:50

    Nasrallah: I warn the Israelis against any attempt to take advantage of the situation.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:44

    Nasrallah: Everyone must stand behind President Aoun's calm and responsible administration.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:42

    Nasrallah: The current government is still in place and it is legitimate and not resigned. The ministers are not caretaker ministers and there is no meaning for parliamentary consultations now as some conspirators are demanding. We will conduct parliamentary consultations when the government resigns in a constitutional manner.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:37

    Nasrallah: Hariri's resignation is illegitimate and unconstitutional because it happened under coercion.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:35

    Nasrallah: We join our voice to that of al-Mustaqbal Movement on the need for Hariri to return to Lebanon. He can return to Lebanon to take the stance he wants and say whatever he wants.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:31

    Nasrallah: Hariri did not write a single letter of his resignation announcement.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:21

    Nasrallah: An insult against the Lebanese premier is an insult against every Lebanese, even if we have political differences with him.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:20

    Nasrallah: We condemn the blatant Saudi interference in Lebanese affairs and this humiliating behavior with PM Saad Hariri.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:17

    Nasrallah: The language that Saudi officials are using is a war on Lebanon and not on Hizbullah.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:16

    Nasrallah to Lebanese people: Saudi Arabia is inviting you to topple Lebanon and eliminate it under the slogan of a war on Hizbullah.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:14

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia is inciting the Lebanese against each other and inciting Arab countries to take escalatory measures against Lebanon. It also incited world countries against Lebanon, but what's more dangerous is inciting Israel to strike Lebanon. This is not an analysis but rather based on confirmed information.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:11

    Nasrallah: There is a Saudi attempt to remove Hariri from the leadership of al-Mustaqbal Movement... Al-Mustaqbal Movement is being forced to endorse a new leader and there is an attempt to impose a new premier on Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:08

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia is inciting Israel to attack Lebanon and the July War happened at Saudi Arabia's request.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:07

    Nasrallah: Lebanon's prime minister is detained in Saudi Arabia and prohibited from returning.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:02

    Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia's move was an unprecedented interference in Lebanon's affairs. The entire world now knows that Hariri was forced to resign.

  • 10 November 2017, 16:00

    Nasrallah: Amid this unprecedented situation in Lebanon and amid the good intentions of all political forces, Saudi Arabia suddenly summoned the premier urgently without his advisers, forcing him to resign and plunging Lebanon into a new situation.

  • 10 November 2017, 15:58

    Nasrallah: The security situation in Lebanon was unmatched in the region and the world and the Lebanese were living a state of tranquility prior to the latest developments.

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Thumb eagledawn 10 November 2017, 16:08

the day this evil sectarian iranian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.

Thumb s.o.s 10 November 2017, 16:40

Allahu Akbarrrrr!

Qariban inshallah!

Thumb @shah 11 November 2017, 05:51

Hey _mowaten_…you are one man army...in this site so many personnels against you and you never backdown you tweet them back like a birdie on Twitter and on naharnet you vote them down at least 20 times…I salute your shia iranian spirit.. I luv it.

Thumb joebustani 10 November 2017, 21:04

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Missing Rima-Al-Khatib 11 November 2017, 11:19

you call yourself '_mowaten_'?!

Which country are you a mowaten of: Iran, Syria, Yemen or Iraq? Certainly not Lebanon oh No!!!

Thumb walid121 11 November 2017, 11:22

Mowaten I'm not a big poster here but I have been using this site for over 52 years and recently I have been liking your posts, your the only one iranian shia informing these deluded ignorants. :)

Thumb willy.pete222 11 November 2017, 11:25

@_mowaten_ is the modern day version of Joseph Goebbels who said “ “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

if you don't know who I mean ..you should !
look it up

Thumb janoubi 10 November 2017, 16:21

Nasrallah: There is a Saudi attempt to remove Hariri from the leadership of al-Mustaqbal Movement... Al-Mustaqbal Movement is being forced to endorse a new leader and there is an attempt to impose a new premier on Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

A few months ago, you and your iranian mouthpieces were advocating the same step.

Thumb galaxy 10 November 2017, 16:24

Nasrallah: The language that Saudi officials are using is a war on Lebanon and not on Hizbullah.

but your language against Saudi Arabia specially chanting :"Death to Al Saoud" is/was a message of peace and love.

Criminal sectarian terrorist.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 10 November 2017, 16:31

Anything this terrorist says is pure lies. His history speaks of his credibility.

Thumb Puppet 10 November 2017, 16:35

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Hizbullah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for always having confirmed information.

Missing phillipo 10 November 2017, 16:38

So, for those of us who don't understand Middle East politics.
It is forbidden for Saudi Arabia to interfere in Lebanese internal affairs, but it is highly permitted for Iran to do exactly that.

Thumb justice 10 November 2017, 16:42

yes according to the iranian terrorist militia.

Thumb justice 10 November 2017, 16:42

Nasrallah: An insult against the Lebanese premier is an insult against every Lebanese, even if we have political differences with him.

on May the 7th, when you surrounded his house, called him all kinds of names, put him under house arrest and forced the Doha accord under the threat of arms all that was not an insult against Hariri?

Thumb s.o.s 10 November 2017, 16:47

What are B and C? :)

Thumb marcus 10 November 2017, 16:51

100% @exfpm!!!

Thumb ex-fpm 13 November 2017, 23:51

Nasrallah: The current government is still in place and it is legitimate and not resigned. The ministers are not caretaker ministers and there is no meaning for parliamentary consultations now as some conspirators are demanding. We will conduct parliamentary consultations when the government resigns in a constitutional manner.

That statement alone shows who is in total control of Lebanon. This terrorist considers himself above the institutions and above the constitution. He is the Supreme Leader of Lebanon.

Thumb marcus 10 November 2017, 16:53

Nasrallah: Hariri did not write a single letter of his resignation announcement.

Isn't amazing how he knows all of that considering he sits in his underground bunker most of the time!

Thumb marcus 10 November 2017, 16:56

and as usual he provided all the evidence that 'the July War happened at Saudi Arabia's request.'

So is he saying that Saudi Arabia ordered him to kidnap Israeli soldiers which prompted a full scale war by Israel?

What happened to his later regrets when he said " Had I known"?

We are all convinced now:)

Thumb Knight 10 November 2017, 17:33

He forgets what he said yesterday let alone what he said in 2006.

Thumb warrior 10 November 2017, 18:11

what he meant by 'Had I known' was "Had I known that Saudi Arabia ordered Israel to attack Lebanon":)

Thumb justin 10 November 2017, 17:02

Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia is inciting Israel to attack Lebanon and the July War happened at Saudi Arabia's request.

But why send your top officials to KSA in 2007 if that were the case?

الجميع يذكر كيف انّ الرياض استقبلت في 29 كانون الاول 2007 وفداً من الحزب ضمّ نائب أمينه العام الشيخ نعيم قاسم والوزير محمد فنيش، حيث استقبلهما يومها الملك الراحل عبدالله بن عبد العزيز.

Thumb justin 10 November 2017, 17:05

Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia and Iran both have influence in Lebanon, but the core difference is that Saudi Arabia interferes in Lebanese affairs. Iran does not interfere at all in Lebanese affairs and it does not use its influence to obtain Iranian privileges in Lebanon.

lol

Thumb barrymore 10 November 2017, 17:09

Shouldn't the president of Lebanon be saying that?

Oh wait, Nassrallah is the actual president of Lebanon.

Thumb barrymore 10 November 2017, 17:12

The more hezbollah loves hariri the more i dislike him.

Thumb justin 10 November 2017, 17:38

the French President just confirmed nassrallah's hilarious claims that Hariri is under house arrest in Saudi Arabia:)

ماكرون: الحريري يخشى الإغتيال وليس محتجزاً

Thumb justin 10 November 2017, 17:49

نصرالله: “حزب الله” هو لبنان

https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2017/11/10/nasrallah-74/

Thumb warrior 10 November 2017, 18:09

The terrorist must realize that Saudi Arabia of today is way different from the Saudi Arabia of King Abdullah and the America of today is way different from the America of Barack Hussain Obama.

Thumb warrior 10 November 2017, 18:12

yes these are all FACTS!

Thumb irena 10 November 2017, 18:59

So, the Iranian ayatollah's spokesman is out of the rat hole spewing garbage again.

Thumb warrior 10 November 2017, 19:12

A Saudi citizen has been kidnapped in Lebanon

18:55 المشنوق تابع قضية خطف مواطن سعودي: لن نسمح بإستغلال الأزمة السياسية لتعكير الأجواء۔

Thumb enterprise 10 November 2017, 19:17

Israel did it !

Thumb Zaghloul 10 November 2017, 19:37

Why is it that Iranian citizens never get kidnapped in Lebanon?

Thumb liberty 10 November 2017, 21:02

because they do the kidnapping.

Thumb liberty 10 November 2017, 21:02

Saudi kidnapped its own citizen to incite the Lebanese against each other, according to nassrallah.
Filthy Devil Worshiper!

Thumb tric.portugal 10 November 2017, 21:45

yes...is in Saudi Arabia...

Thumb thepatriot 10 November 2017, 22:22

Naharnet... please be kind to remove all spammers who have no brains, and only bring their insults to the debate. they are useless here, which ever side they are on! Thank you.
Ah! And please remove this "Mystic." idiot who is even worse than the other Mystic, and posted his same stupidity like 44 times! Thanks again.

Thumb kanaanljdid 10 November 2017, 22:28

So far it's Iran and Hezbollah who incited Israel to strike Lebanon, and it worked pretty well: the country was totally battered after the 2006 war.

Thumb galaxy 11 November 2017, 08:28

If one looks at the votes, one quickly realizes how much hezbollah has support even on naharnet. One shia troll known as mowaten/flamethrower/the_roar etc can vote 50 times using 50 different aliases.

That is how democracy works in Iranian owned hezbollah.