Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday stated that in the event of
an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, Hezbollah would decide
itself how to react, rather than taking orders from Tehran.
are wondering what would happen if Israel bombed Iran’s nuclear
facilities, and although I rule out this possibility I assure you that
the Iranian leadership will not ask Hezbollah to do anything. On that
day, we have to sit down and think before we decide what to do,"
Lebanese website Naharnet quoted Nasrallah as saying.
In a speech
delivered via video link at a ceremony marking the birth of Islamic
prophet Muhammed, Nasrallah thanked the Iranian regime for its support,
saying that Tehran could escape western sanctions if it wanted to, but
instead chooses not to "sell out Palestine."
The Lebanon Now
news portal quoted Nasrallah as saying that Lebanon "could not have been
victorious" in the 2006 Second Lebanon War without the help of Iran.
"We have received moral, political and financial support in all means possible from Iran since 1982," Nasrallah stated.
also voiced support for the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar
Assad, saying it was "ready to implement reform."
He stated that
the US,Israel, western countries and moderate Arab countries were trying
to "overthrow the Syrian regime," and were guilty of pushing the
country into civil war.