05 May 2020 - 05:25
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Secretary-General of Hezbollah:‎
Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah said the German decision to ban Hezbollah was ‎expected as it has come in response to US pressure.‎

RNA – In a live speech on May 5th, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, the Secretary-‎General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, said the German decision to ban ‎Hezbollah was expected as it has come in response to US pressure.‎

In his televised speech, Sayyid Nasrallah initially addressed Germany’s decision to ban ‎Hezbollah naming it as expected since it has come in response to the US pressures.‎

‎“Germany failed to submit any proof of terrorist acts allegedly attributed to Hezbollah,” he ‎said. ‎

‎“The German decision targets the resistance in the region and it is part of the US-’Israeli- war ‎on the Resistance.”‎

He denounced Germany blacklisting of Hezbollah, attributing it to political purposes.‎

He also condemned the German raids on some mosques and Islamic associations.‎

‎“Germany provided no evidence of Hezbollah activities. This confirms that this is a political ‎decision to please the Israeli regime and the US,” he said.‎

‎“We are honest when we say that we have no organization in Germany, France, or any other ‎country,” he noted, “We have stopped establishing networks in foreign countries since years ‎ago.”‎

‎“Hezbollah has decided to avoid having any organized existence abroad in order to avoid ‎involving followers in foreign countries in troubles and embarrassing situations.”‎

Addressing the Lebanese people in Germany, Sayyid Nasrallah said: “Don’t feel worried ‎because you are abiding by the law and the Lebanese government is concerned with ‎protecting its citizens.”‎

Sayyid Nasrallah calls on the Lebanese government to protect the expatriates in Germany ‎because Hezbollah’s intervention in this issue has a different nature.‎

Sayyid Nasrallah urged the German government to clarify its position because the citizens ‎were attacked without any evidence.‎

‎“What happened does not affect our will. Rather, it increases it to continue our resistance to ‎the occupation,” he underlined.‎

He announced that Hezbollah will participate in the meeting called for by the Lebanese ‎President in Baabda.‎

‎“Regardless of our evaluation, the approval of the economic plan amid the coronavirus ‎outbreak is a positive move.”‎

He, elsewhere referred to the economic status quo of his country saying, the government’s ‎reform plan needs national immunization.‎

He said, “We call for avoiding political ambushes to save the interest of the country.”‎

‎“Just as we succeeded in facing COVID-19, and as the atmosphere was positive and ‎cooperative, we must face the economic crisis in the same manner,” he added.‎

‎“Major discussions took place prior to the approval of the plan.”‎

Regarding assistance from the IMF, he said “we are not against Lebanon requesting ‎assistance from any side in the world, except for Lebanon’s enemies, who are known.”‎

‎“We’re not against requesting assistance from the IMF but surrendering to it is rejected and ‎the government must hold talks to know the conditions. We must discuss the conditions and ‎the program with the IMF, and the issue must be dealt with great responsibility and caution. ‎So far, there is nothing settled. We do not want to destroy, control or take revenge on the ‎banking sector.”‎

He informed that “Hezbollah has told the banks that we understand its commitment to the ‎American regulations, but not to be American more than the Americans.”‎

‎“Defending people aggrieved by the banking sector is not an attack on the banking sector,” ‎he added.‎

‎“The banking sector has exaggerated in its procedures against Hezbollah. Some have been ‎Americans more than the Americans themselves,” he noted.‎

‎“The banking sector has not made any step to help the country during this period,” he ‎lamented, “The humiliating behavior of banks with depositors is one of the reasons we ‎announced our rejection to the banking policy.”‎

He noted that the Lebanese banking sector has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of ‎monetary policies since 1993.‎

‎“Hezbollah does not want to control the central bank’s governorship,” Nasrallah said, “There ‎are other ideas if the banking sector does not take the initiative to assist the Lebanese ‎government in facing the current crisis.”‎

He underscored that “Hezbollah has nothing to do with the money exchange sector. We’re ‎customers in this sector.”‎

‎“We call upon all money-changers to adhere to the law, not to violate it in any way, and to ‎abide by shari’ah controls,” he said.‎

‎“There might be money changers who are supporters of Hezbollah,” he said, “We do not ‎take a dollar from the country and export it abroad, and whoever accuses us with this must ‎double-check.”‎

‎“We are bringing dollar to Lebanon and our positive role is preventing the dollar from going ‎crazy.”‎

‎“The burden is bigger than the Lebanese Economy Ministry as to the hike in prices. The ‎entire government must intervene and devise an emergency plan,” he added.‎

‎“There are traders practicing monopoly and greed, which leads to expensive prices in ‎addition to the loss of materials and lack of price controls.”‎

‎“The Lebanese government must confront monopolization and raid warehouses,” he ‎announced, “The high prices should be a priority in the work of the Lebanese government.”‎

Nasrallah informed that Hezbollah MP Hasan Fadhlullah will hold a press conference in the ‎coming days to tackle the corruption file.‎

‎“There are internal and external parties seeking to find rift between Amal movement and ‎Hezbollah, and this will not happen,” he added.‎

Sayyid Nasrallah urged the Lebanese political sides to give the Lebanese government time ‎and one cannot ask it for miracles in light of the difficulties and circumstances.‎

‎“Our relation with the Amal Movement is excellent,” he said, “The public of both Hezbollah ‎and Amal movement shouldn’t be dragged into strife, especially on social media.”‎

He added that “Hezbollah is keen on the interest of Lebanon and is ready to help and bridge ‎the points of view between Lebanese regions or sides experiencing any tension.”‎

‎“Lebanon needs calm and cooperation to get out of the economic and financial crisis.”‎

Mehr News Agency

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