Nasrallah Warns against Chapter 7, Criticizes Hariri’s 'Insistence' on 18-Seat Govt.

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday defended President Michel in connection with the row over the formation of the new government while criticizing PM-designate Saad Hariri’s “insistence” on the putting together of an 18-seat government.

In a televised speech commemorating Hizbullah’s slain leaders, Nasrallah stressed that suggestions linking the government's formation to Iran's nuclear file are "repetitive and of no value."

“I don't think that anyone wants the government not to be formed, it is in everyone's interest to see this thing happen, and it is unacceptable to await the foreign powers,” Nasrallah added.

“Holding only the President responsible is unfair,” he said.

“We understand the PM-designate’s stance on the ‘blocking one-third’ but we don’t understand his insistence on the interior portfolio and on the 18 ministers,” Nasrallah went on to say.

Separately, Nasrallah said calls in Lebanon for a U.N. resolution under Chapter 7 should no government be formed are “condemned.”

“Such talk is a call for war and chaos and let no one take this issue lightly,” Nasrallah cautioned.

He explained that internationalization “harms Lebanon, complicates its issues and contradicts with sovereignty.”

“It might be a cover for a new occupation and it can open the door wide to the naturalization scheme that is rejected by Palestinian refugees and the Lebanese people,” he warned.

Noting that there is no problem in seeking the help of friendly countries, Nasrallah pointed out that internationalization “will not resolve our problems but will rather aggravate them.”

“Proposing this idea is aimed at relying on foreign powers” to confront domestic parties, Nasrallah charged.

Turning to the recent assassination of prominent anti-Hizbullah activist and researcher Lokman Slim, which some parties have blamed on Hizbullah, Nasrallah described the accusations as “frail and silly.”

“Profanity and insults reflect the ethical and psychological content of those who launch them and they reflect weakness and impotence,” he said.

“I tell this choir that this will not affect us and I call on the supporters of the resistance not to respond in kind,” he added.

“Every accused is innocent until proven guilty, according to laws and norms, except in Lebanon, where we have a group that says that Hizbullah is guilty and convicted until proven innocent,” Nasrallah lamented.

He added that the allegations are a “systematic and premeditated campaign that is being orchestrated by black rooms.”

“We have documents to prove this issue,” he said.

“I thank the supporters of the resistance and the journalists and politicians who expressed their opinions, defended the resistance and refuted the frail and silly accusations,” Nasrallah added.

As for the tensions with Israel, Hizbullah’s leader addressed a warning to the chief of staff of the Israeli army.

“You can do whatever you want and we also can do whatever we want,” Nasrallah said.

“We are not seeking a confrontation -- although certainly we won’t forget the blood of our martyrs -- but we are not seeking a confrontation or a war,” Nasrallah said.

“But should a confrontation take place, we will engage in it, and if you impose a war we will fight that war, but I clearly say that if you hit our cities we will hit your cities, and if you hit our villages we will hit your settlements,” he added.

“I warn that even the game of ‘a few days of fighting’ will be a dangerous game for the Israelis. No one can guarantee that such a game will not descend into an all-out and major war,” Nasrallah went on to say.

“Should war erupt, there is no need for the Israelis to make bravados -- the domestic front in the enemy’s entity will witness events unseen since the rise of this entity in 1948. Therefore, enough with the playing with fire and let the enemy know its limits. The era in which it used to launch threats and people would bow and keep silent is over,” Hizbullah’s leader warned.

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  • 16 February 2021, 21:48

    Nasrallah said suggestions linking the government's formation to Iran's nuclear file are "repetitive and of no value."

  • 16 February 2021, 21:40

    Nasrallah: I don't think that anyone wants the government not to be formed, it is in everyone's interest to see this thing happen, and it is unacceptable to await the foreign powers.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:34

    Nasrallah: Holding only the President responsible is unfair.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:32

    Nasrallah: We understand Hariri’s stance on the “blocking one-third” but we don’t understand his insistence on the interior portfolio and on the 18 ministers.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:28

    Nasrallah: I thank the supporters of the resistance and the journalists and politicians who expressed their opinions, defended the resistance and refuted the frail and silly accusations.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:26

    Nasrallah: These allegations are a systematic and premeditated campaign that is being orchestrated by black rooms and we have documents to prove this issue.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:25

    Nasrallah: Every accused is innocent until proven guilty, according to laws and norms, except in Lebanon, where we have a group that says that Hizbullah is guilty and convicted until proven innocent.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:23

    Nasrallah: I tell this choir that this will not affect us and I call on the supporters of the resistance not to respond in kind.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:22

    Nasrallah on accusations over Slim’s assassination: Profanity and insults reflect the ethical and psychological content of those who launch them and they reflect weakness and impotence.

  • 16 February 2021, 21:10

    Nasrallah: There is no problem in seeking the help of friends but internationalization will not resolve our problems but will rather aggravate them and proposing this idea is aimed at relying on foreign power.

  • 16 February 2021, 20:58

    Nasrallah: Internationalization harms Lebanon, complicates its issues and contradicts with sovereignty. It might be a cover for a new occupation and it can open the door wide to the naturalization scheme that is rejected by Palestinian refugees and the Lebanese people.

  • 16 February 2021, 20:56

    Nasrallah: The call for a U.N. resolution under Chapter 7 is condemned and such talk is a call for war and chaos and let no one take this issue lightly.

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Comments 17
Thumb i.report 16 February 2021, 20:45

Happy Mahdi Gras!

Look at his posture, he’s mimicking Jesus Christ . This isn’t a random thing, it’s all carefully studied to manipulate and fool the masses.

Thumb i.report 16 February 2021, 23:03

Follow-up: the photo has been modified but again his head leans sideways, it’s used by politicians to convey the message that they’re compassionate and receptive. It’s all a ruse . Decoding this is actually fun.

Thumb ansarullah 17 February 2021, 07:54

Ya Nassrallah Ya Habeeb , Oudrob Oudrob Tal Abeeb
“منشان الله يا سيد يالا”
Shia Shia Shia !!!
«شيعة، شيعة، شيعة”

Thumb eagledawn 17 February 2021, 12:12

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

Thumb gebran_sons 16 February 2021, 22:12

Hizbollah is now playing the role of moderate mediator helping solve Lebanon's problems thanks to the useful idiots. Reality is that they are primarily responsible to the abyss were in. Hizbollah was created, funded, armed and indoctrinated by Iranian radicals to be the attack dog for Iran's nuclear program and regional ambitions. Lebanon is occupied by Hizbollah thanks to traitor Aoun who sold Lebanon to Iran's radicals for 30 pieces of silver. Since bombing the US and French barracks, all foreign companies with their good paying jobs have left Lebanon. It also dried out all investments and instead of Lebanon becoming the Singapore and Silicon Valley of the region, we become bankrupt and beggars and lost our dignity, sovereignty, independence and freedom. Just add the electricity cost and high interest due to political instability and you far exceed your $100 billion debt. Whatever you do, truth will win at the end!

Thumb gebran_sons 17 February 2021, 16:19

Hizbollah and Natanyahu are two sides of the same coin depending on each other for survival. Without Hizb rockets, Natanyahu would have lost election long time ago and Palestinians would have been represented in Israeli government. Hizbollah, or Lebanese Basij, are founded on hate and oppression. In 2006 when Lebanon was on the road to independence and prosperity and reaping the fruits of the Cedar Revolution, Hizb did everything possible to spread hate and involve civilians and army in its war for Iran benefit. Even today we don’t know if Shebaa is Lebanese. Remember the Green Revolution in Iran where a third of Iranians, the most educated and productive, went down to the streets to demand freedom. Basij killed them as Hizbollah is killing all freedom seekers from Rafiq Hariri to Gebran Tueni and Lukaim Slim

Thumb gebran_sons 17 February 2021, 16:33

Hizbollah with Assad complicity killed Tueni, Hariri and all who believed in sovereignty, freedom, justice and independence. They even tried to kill Boutros Harb as a favor to Bassil. Not to mention Hizb drug dealing, money laundering, and international terrorism. Still to discover their role in Port tragedy and complicity with Assad in butchering Syrian civilians. Revolution needs a ton of lawyers to bring these criminals and their FPM marionettes to justice. Hizb local support by intimidation is as solid as Saddam and Kadafi 99% support before their downfall... No one harmed the Shia more than Hizb. Cedar Revolution II will kick the Basij out, liberating Lebanon once for all. We are not a failed state, but the country with the best human and intellectual potential in the region. CRII will restore Lebanese Shia to being the most educated and democratic Shia community in the world, similar to Lebanese Sunni. CRII thawra is the gate for our true destiny!

Thumb thepatriot 18 February 2021, 10:36

CRII Thawra..??
Dream on my brother gerban...
Our people are lazy, weak, and completely incapable to sustain a revolution. Well... maybe hunger will move them now.
I was amongst the 5000 people who took every opportunity to get down in the streets. Every opportunity since 2005. So many times we were just a few dozen wondering "where are they? Where are the people?"
Don't expect another revolution brother... it is deception you shall face... People here want the others to make a revolution for them. My hats off to the 5K (more or less) who keep fighting... they are very lonely...

Thumb CODE.961 16 February 2021, 22:57

Nasrallah on accusations over Slim’s assassination: Profanity and insults reflect the ethical and psychological content of those who launch them and they reflect weakness and impotence.

"جواد حسن نصرالله : "خسارة البعض هي في الحقيقة ربح ولطف غير محسوب" "#بلا_أسف"

So no grandkids for you from this weak and impotent son of yours, eh Hassan.

Thumb joebustani 17 February 2021, 01:28

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, its leaders, members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb i.report 17 February 2021, 15:46

It’s happening J.B.

Thumb thepatriot 17 February 2021, 10:20

"Such talk is a call for war"
What war? Between whom?
Is that a threat?

Thumb janoubi 17 February 2021, 12:17

“We understand the PM-designate’s stance on the ‘blocking one-third’ but we don’t understand his insistence on the interior portfolio and on the 18 ministers,” Nasrallah went on to say.

We also don't understand your insistence on the Finance portfolio. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Thumb marcus 17 February 2021, 12:25

lol

Thumb galaxy 17 February 2021, 12:23

Filthy Iranian terrorist

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 17 February 2021, 13:40

15 hours ago Nasrallah to Israel: If you bomb a city we'll bomb a city and if you hit villages we'll bomb settlements and no one guarantees fighting won't become a full war.

Did this terrorist get the approval of the Lebanese State before making such threats?

Missing phillipo 17 February 2021, 15:56

I for one wouldn't want to be on the Lebanese side of the border if this started.
If the terrorist organisation didn't get permission from the Government of the Republic of Lebanon to operate across the border of its country, then it is time that Israel completely destroyed all their positions in the south of the country.
If they did get permission, then I hope that there are enough aircraft to take thousands of the civilian population who want to flee.