Nasrallah: Iran Can Give Army Air Defense, Solve Electricity Problem
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced Wednesday that he is willing to ask Iran to provide the Lebanese Army with weapons and air defense systems, while noting that Tehran can “easily” solve Lebanon's chronic electricity problem.
“Will the Lebanese government dare to accept the Iranian proposals? Why should Lebanon remain afraid to cooperate with Iran?” Nasrallah said in a televised address marking the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution.
“In the military field, wouldn't people make an uproar and accuse Hizbullah of dragging Lebanon into war should the party shoot down an Israeli aircraft attacking Lebanon? I'm a friend of Iran and I'm willing to bring the Lebanese Army air defense systems from Iran to confront Israel,” Nasrallah added, noting that he is also ready to talk to Tehran on supplying the army with any arms and equipment it needs.
Hizbullah's leader also said that it would be “very easy” for Iran to solve Lebanon's chronic electricity problem while noting that it can also make a “huge transformation” in Lebanon's pharmaceutical industry that would “help us slash the medical bill of the state and citizens.”
Nasrallah also admitted that his party is "affected by the sanctions” slapped on it by Washington, but vowed that it will "overcome the difficulties" through its "firmness, will and resolve."
Turning to the region, Nasrallah said that Iran won't be fighting alone in the event the United States launches a war against it.
"If America launches war on Iran, it will not be alone in the confrontation at all," he said.
"The resistance axis is stronger than ever and the U.S. will further withdraw from the region and Israel is heading towards more fear and panic," Nasrallah added.
The axis groups the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad, Shiite militias in Iraq, some Palestinian factions and Hizbullah.
Nasrallah also said that "claims that there are Israeli-Iranian or Saudi-Iranian wars or conflicts in the region are untrue.”
“This is an American war on the Islamic Republic of Iran that has been running since 1979 and Saudi Arabia and some Gulf countries are tools in this war," he added.
06 February 2019, 21:07
Sayyed Nasrallah: I'm willing to ask Iran to provide the Lebanese Army with air defense systems and any weapons it needs.
06 February 2019, 20:58
Nasrallah: We are affected by the sanctions, but we will overcome the difficulties through our firmness, will and resolve.
06 February 2019, 20:56
Nasrallah: It is very easy for Iran to resolve Lebanon's electricity problem.
06 February 2019, 20:55
Nasrallah: The resistance axis is stronger than ever and the U.S. will further withdraw from the region and Israel is heading towards more fear and panic.
06 February 2019, 20:55
Nasrallah: Should a war be waged against Iran, it will certainly not be left alone in it.
06 February 2019, 20:45
Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia was asked to promote the culture of Daesh's Islamic state.
06 February 2019, 20:43
Nasrallah: Bin Salman admitted that America had asked Saudi Arabia to spread Wahhabism in the world.
06 February 2019, 20:36
Nasrallah: Claims that there are Israeli-Iranian or Saudi-Iranian wars or conflicts in the region are untrue... This is an American war on the Islamic Republic of Iran that has been running since 1979 and Saudi Arabia and some Gulf countries are tools in this war.
06 February 2019, 20:31
Nasrallah: As acknowledged by Trump, the U.S. administration created Daesh in Iraq in order to return to the region.
06 February 2019, 20:29
Nasrallah: Iran stood in the face of the Zionist entity and restored balance in our region.
06 February 2019, 20:26
Nasrallah: I'm not saying that there are no problems in Iran. There is a certain level of poverty and the Iranian people have big aspirations.
06 February 2019, 20:19
Nasrallah: Lebanon does not lack expertise and yet we are confused about the electricity file.
06 February 2019, 20:13
Nasrallah: Unlike other countries, Iran is not submissive to America.
06 February 2019, 20:03
Nasrallah: Iran is much more advanced scientifically than the other countries of the region.
06 February 2019, 20:01
Nasrallah: Despite the eight-year war on it, Iran did not abandon its responsibility towards the region, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Afghanistan.
06 February 2019, 20:00
Nasrallah: Elections have never been suspended in Iran, even when it was being bombed by Saddam. They did not extend the terms of the president or the parliament. They held elections on time and committed to “sovereignty of the people.”
06 February 2019, 19:57
Nasrallah: Iran is among the few independent states in the region and the few truly independent states in the world.
06 February 2019, 19:34
Nasrallah: Iran is labeled as one of the most influential countries in the region and an international organization has described it as one of the most influential in the world, giving it the 9th rank.