Nasrallah: KSA, Iran didn't discuss Lebanon, presidential file is domestic

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday noted that Iran and Saudi Arabia did not tackle the Lebanese file in the talks that led to their recent reconciliation agreement, stressing that the presidential file is “domestic” and that the Lebanese “must benefit from the positive atmosphere.”

“Things are going slow in the presidential file but efforts are still ongoing,” Nasrallah said in a televised address.

“We hope the Iranian-Saudi agreement will help” in the presidential file, Hezbollah’s leader added.

He also said that claims in Lebanon that there would be an annex to the Saudi-Iranian agreement are baseless.

Commenting on the Israeli accusations related to the blast that went off at Megiddo’s junction in northern Israel, Nasrallah said “Hezbollah's silence is part of the battle with the enemy,” while describing the suspect shot dead by Israel as a “martyr mujahid”.

Nasrallah also warned Israel that “it is not guaranteed that an attack on Lebanon will not lead to a war.”

“A war on Lebanon might lead to war in the entire region and the demise of Israel,” he said.

“Any military or security Zionist attack on Lebanon will be met with a fast response from the resistance,” Nasrallah vowed.

As for the dire economic situation in Lebanon, Nasrallah said “the state should not stand idly.”

“The dollar rate fluctuations are not logical … (and) the issue of printing liras in this manner needs a discussion,” Nasrallah said.

“The economic situation is the responsibility of all political forces in the country, not only the central bank governor or the premier,” he added.

“If we can't elect a president or form a government, there is no justification at all for rejecting an economic dialogue table,” Nasrallah lamented.

Noting that “rescuing the lira requires a real and comprehensive plan,” Hezbollah’s pointed out that there is a possibility to draw foreign investments.

“The Chinese are ready … Why are doors closed in the face of China? This only requires a political decision and political courage,” Nasrallah added.

Source: Naharnet

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