Nasrallah Says Bassil's Stance Brave, Warns Israel against 'Any Aggression'

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday described Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil’s stance on the latest U.S. sanctions as “brave,” as he warned Israel against waging “any aggression.”

“Minister Bassil’s stance is brave and patriotic” and he has “proven his credibility, freedom and independence,” said Nasrallah in a televised address marking Hizbullah’s Martyr Day.

Noting that Bassil had told him that he had preferred to be hit with U.S. sanctions over bowing to a U.S. demand that he break his ties with Hizbullah, Nasrallah said: “I told Minister Bassil that we did not wish him any harm and asked him to take the stance he saw appropriate.”

“The response to the U.S. sanctions should be improving the relation between Hizbullah and the FPM for the sake of the country’s interest,” Nasrallah added.

As for the delay in the cabinet formation process, Hizbullah’s leader said the discussions need “further consultations” between President Michel Aoun and PM-designate Saad Hariri, hoping the talks will be “expedited.”

Separately, Nasrallah revealed that Hizbullah had been on alert during a major Israeli military drill simulating a conflict on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

“Some of the resistance's units had been on alert over the past days during the Israeli military drill and we meant to let Israel know this,” Nasrallah said.

“If the Israelis think of waging any aggression, our response will be very fast,” he warned.

And in his first comments on the sea border demarcation talks between Lebanon and Israel, Nasrallah stressed that claims that the negotiations will lead to a peace agreement or normalization with Israel are baseless.

He said such objectives are “out of the question for Hizbullah and Amal,” refuting accusations in this regard.

“We have full confidence in President Aoun’s management of this file and we know his high keenness on recovering Lebanon’s rights,” Nasrallah said.

“We in the resistance do not interfere in the issue of the demarcation of land or sea border and we have said that this is the state’s responsibility,” he added.

“The state decides where the border is and the resistance abides by what the state says,” the secretary-general went on to say.

He however noted that the negotiating Lebanese delegation “must know that it is in a position of strength, not a position of weakness.”

"Like we need to draw up the maritime border to benefit from oil and gas in our regional waters, so does the enemy," Nasrallah added.

"He who wants to prevent us from benefiting from oil and gas knows that we too can prevent him from doing so," he said.

Timeline
  • 11 November 2020, 22:20

    Nasrallah: The discussions over the government need further consultations between the president and the PM-designate and we hope they will be expedited.

  • 11 November 2020, 22:19

    Nasrallah: The response to the U.S. sanctions should be improving the relation between Hizbullah and the FPM.

  • 11 November 2020, 22:15

    Nasrallah: Minister Bassil's stance was brave.

  • 11 November 2020, 22:06

    Nasrallah on U.S. sanctions on Bassil: I told Minister Bassil that we did not wish him any harm and asked him to take the stance he sees appropriate.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:50

    Nasrallah: The Americans have sought to turn the Lebanese people, especially the Shiite community, against Hizbullah.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:47

    Nasrallah: Over the past 15 years, the Americans have explored ways to get rid of Hizbullah.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:42

    Nasrallah on last two months during Trump's tenure: I call on everyone in the axis of resistance to be cautious.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:40

    Nasrallah on replacement of U.S. defense secretary: Trump might do anything during these two months.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:38

    Nasrallah: We have rejoiced over Trump's loss due to his crimes.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:31

    Nasrallah: Trump's administration was among the worst U.S. administrations.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:30

    Nasrallah: Biden's election will not alter the U.S. support for Israel.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:28

    Nasrallah: Israel also needs the oil and gas, and if it sought to prevent us from extracting our resources, we also can prevent it.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:28

    Nasrallah: The negotiating Lebanese delegation must know that it is in a position of strength, not a position of weakness.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:21

    Nasrallah: If the Israelis think of waging any aggression, our response will be very fast.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:18

    Nasrallah: Some of the resistance's units had been on alert over the past days during the Israeli military drill and we meant to let Israel know this.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:17

    Nasrallah: The state decides where the border is and the resistance abides by what the state says.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:15

    Nasrallah: We in the resistance do not interfere in the issue of the demarcation of land or sea border and we have said that this is the state’s responsibility.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:14

    Nasrallah on border talks: We have full confidence in President Aoun’s management of this file and we know his high keenness on recovering Lebanon’s rights.

  • 11 November 2020, 21:00

    Nasrallah: Claims that the border talks will lead to a peace agreement or normalization with Israel are baseless and out of the question for Hizbullah and Amal.

Comments 17
Thumb eagledawn 11 November 2020, 20:50

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

Default-user-icon Zaza (Guest) 11 November 2020, 21:21

Let him finish his speech first then kill him lol

Thumb s.o.s 11 November 2020, 21:24

ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

Thumb doodle-dude 11 November 2020, 21:54

lol @ the 'independent leftist'

Thumb Geralt 12 November 2020, 09:50

I bet that's what you said when they nailed Soleimani, you Sassanid slave, let me ask you is Kizbullah paying your salary? feeding your kids? giving them medical attention?

Thumb justin 11 November 2020, 21:22

Nasrallah: The state decides where the border is and the resistance abides by what the state says.

Model citizen and Model party!!!

So did the state of Lebanon decide that Lebanon's borders extend into Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain?

Thumb janoubi 11 November 2020, 22:00

نصرالله:‏ أحداً لا يستطيع ان يقول إن حزب الله فاسد

hahahahahahahahahaha!

Thumb s.o.s 11 November 2020, 22:05

Smuggling subsidized gasoline, medicine, wheat flour is halal ... if you’re Shia . Let’s not even mention weapons and drugs tonight.

Default-user-icon om (Guest) 14 November 2020, 15:59

hizbollah is the biggest corrut in lebanon
hhhh yes

Missing opinion101 11 November 2020, 22:23

Oh yes, and 'Shea Shea Shea'

Thumb janoubi 11 November 2020, 22:44

قضية «منصور- باسيل»: «حزب الله» القطبة المخفية وتفاصيل مروّعة عن تعذيبها في أقبية الترهيب!

لا تزال تنشر تفاصيل جديدة في قضية “لارا سماحة منصور”، المواطنة اللبنانية الأميركية التي رفعت دعوى على مسؤولين لبنانيين رفيعين وآخرين، بينهم رئيس التيار “الوطني الحر” جبران باسيل بتهمة الاختطاف والاحتجاز. وتكشف هذه التفاصيل تصرفات يندى لها الجبين في أقبية التعذيب، والأهم من ذلك، تعرّي منظومة ترهيب إجتمعت فيها أحزاب وقضاة ومحامين ومستشارين وأمنيين، لمنع مواطنة من الحصول على حقها في الإرث.

https://janoubia.com/2020/11/11/قضية-منصور-باسيل-حزب-الله-القطبة-ا/

Thumb ex-fpm 11 November 2020, 23:27

He is evil, corrupt and dangerous.

Thumb barrymore 11 November 2020, 22:55

United States Will Sanction A Former Interior Minister Of Lebanon For ‘Rigging Elections’

Lebanese politician and former member of the parliament of the Hariri’s Future Bloc Nouhad El-Machnouk will be charged with sanctions for alleged political corruption during his position as the Minister of Interior and Municipalities.

His charges are related to rigging elections in favor of Hezbollah by changing the results of the last parliamentary elections in the summer of 2018 to facilitating Hezbollah’s presence in the Lebanese government.

According to a diplomatic source of the Arabic Post, the coming sanctions will similarly include other Lebanese officials, leaders, former ministers, and members of parliament. They will be charged with corruption and “facilitating Hezbollah’s expansionist policy in the Lebanese state structure.”

https://www.the961.com/us-sanctions-elmachnouk/

Thumb roflmfao 11 November 2020, 23:38

Dudes.. look! It's Achmed.. the dead terrorist!

Missing samiam 12 November 2020, 06:01

Warns Israel against 'Any Aggression'....

As he speaks from an undisclosed location. If that isn't bravery, I don't know what is.....

Default-user-icon Fouad (Guest) 12 November 2020, 09:28

Well said

Thumb puff 12 November 2020, 12:23

civilian dressed falsely in religious dress, lives in a sewer with a target on his ass. Causes war , smuggles drugs and money launders, pretends to be cool calm and collected as per iranian TV style, best friends with teh satanic leaders of iran and syria...dahyie is worse than Bangladesh poverty wise yet his goat followers would still die for him ....and the FPM ran to partner with him....am I going crazy or has the world gone mad??!