RNA – In an speech, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Hashim Safiuddin, the chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah, described the actions of the United States against Hezbollah as “natural” and noted, “We know very well that the enemies will never stop their animosity toward us and currently, the United States seeking to put greater pressures on Hezbollah.”
Referring to the announcement by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to impose tougher sanctions against Hezbollah, the renowned Lebanese Shi’ah cleric said, “We don’t expect anything but for the United States to increase their sanctions, attacks and aggression against Hezbollah.”
On October 25th, Trump signed new sanctions targeting the Lebanese Islamic Resistance group and political party, which is considered a terrorist organization by the United States.
Hujjat al-Islam Safiuddin said, “The United States and the Zionist regime have used all their power to destroy the Islamic Resistance but what happened at the end was a decisive victory for the Islamic Resistance and the destruction of the enemies’ plans.”
His Eminence added, “Defending our country and our country is a source of honour, dignity and pride for us and in 2000 and 2006, we liberated and defended our country. Also, we stood against the actions of the Takfiri terrorist phenomenon in Syria and on the border of Lebanon with power. These achievements and honours are known to the whole world and belong to the martyrs, veterans and all those who took the path of resistance and sacrificed and endured the existing problems.”
He stated, “The Islamic Resistance protected Lebanon and presented the most complete model during the history of the country such that we can now say that the true independence of Lebanon began with the Islamic Resistance and that the Lebanese people are living with dignity, freedom and independence in its truest sense.”
Hujjat al-Islam Safiuddin added, “Before the onset of the Islamic Resistance, the Lebanese people were struggling with various dangers and were living with constant threats. If it wasn’t for the current security and stability in Lebanon, which was achieved on the basis of victories in Syria, Iraq and the region, Lebanon would not have been able to establish and implement a new electoral law and hold the [May 6th] parliamentary election.”
Referring to a group of independent Sunni members of parliament who have insisted on being represented in the government, the senior Hezbollah official stated, “We know full well that the formation of a government requires consensus, understanding and dialogue. The results of the parliamentary elections introduced new facts, such as that there are independent members of parliament requesting a portion of their right to be represented. If the next government is the government of consensus and national unity, this is a rightful demand. "
In conclusion, he said, “That which the independent members of parliament are calling for is their natural right to represent a good and important segment of the population and therefore their natural right to be in the government. This is our logic, which we offer calmly, realistically and objectively in order to reach a natural result and we stand with them and support them, because their demands are rightful.”
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