Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban)
Failure to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program would result
in "war in the region," Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on
Wednesday, according to news portal Now Lebanon.
"To all Arab peoples in the
Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Oman:
What is the alternative to understanding between Iran and world leaders?
It is regional war," Nasrallah said in a rare public appearance to mark
the Shiite Muslim Ashura holiday in southern Beirut.
accused Israel of trying to prevent the deal between Tehran and the P5+1
countries from being signed, in an attempt to push the Middle East into
"Israel wants a war in the region... it wants the US to strike Syria and attack Iran," the Hezbollah chief accused.
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "is angry and is attempting everything in
his power to prevent a deal from taking place... he even called for the
help of his Arab partners," Nasrallah said, referring to repeated warnings from Netanyahu against a "very bad deal" with Iran
also condemned Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states pushing to stop the
impending deal with the Islamic Republic, accusing them of teaming up
with Israel for this purpose.
“Unfortunately, Netanyahu has become a spokesperson for some Arab states," he said.
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also denied that a nuclear agreement with the West would lead Iran to
abandon Hezbollah, stressing that Hezbollah has full confidence in both
its Iranian and Syrian allies.
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