RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at the Imam al-Husayn Mosque in Burj al-Barajneh, Lebanon, Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Qabalan, the leader of the Shi’ah Muslims of Lebanon, referred to repeated threats from the United States and its allies against the Islamic Republic of Iran and said, “The threats to Iran aren’t just threats to a country but a threat to the entire region and its people. The enemies have drafted a plot against all the people of the region.”
His Eminence described the proposed “Deal of the Century” peace-plan by Donald Trump, the President of the United States, as “new and dangerous” and added, “The leaders and heads of states in the Middle East must examine their sense of rationality and choose the path and logic of wisdom instead of the logic of war and hostility because if there is a war, no one will benefit from it except Israel.”
Hujjat al-Islam Qabalan reiterated, “Iran isn’t a weak country and a simple morsel for anyone and it will never retreat from the rights and dignity of its people. We stand alongside this country and back its positions in support of the oppressed and weak people.”
He warned Arab countries that they must be careful about Washington’s traps, saying, “Arab leaders must be careful not to fall into the United States’ traps and that they must adopt a historic position and defend the people, government and their dignity and block all of the ways that the United States and the Zionist regime are using to implement their plans.”
It’s worth noting that on Thursday, May 23rd, two American media outlets separately issued reports on Donald Trump’s attempts to distance himself from a military conflict with Iran, saying that he was unhappy with the arbitrary efforts of some of his advisers to imply that the United States was on the verge of a military conflict with Iran.
CNN, citing a number of informed sources wrote that Trump believes that massive military intervention in Iran would be politically devastating for him.
The Washington Post also quoted several American officials as saying that Trump will prefer a diplomatic approach to resolving tensions and has called for direct talks with Iranian leaders.
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