Saudi Arabia will suffer a big defeat in Yemen: Hezbollah Secretary-General Nasrallah
by Daily Sabah with AA
YEMENApr 07, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah with AA
Apr 07, 2015 12:00 am
The Secretary-general of Hezbollah, Hasan Nasrallah, has claimed that Saudi Arabia will suffer a great defeat in Yemen.
In a speech given on Monday he predicted a defeat which would "dismay the Saudi dynasty," in reference to the military operation, called "Decisive Storm", which the country is currently conducting against Houthi militias in Yemen.
Speaking to Al-Ahbariyya, the Syrian regime television channel, Nasrallah stated that Saudi Arabia is trying to reconquer Yemen, which is said to be under the control of Iran.
"The claim that Yemen is under the influence or control of Iran is strongly insubstantial. If Saudi Arabia cannot control Yemen, neither can the US. We consider the operation to be a joint Saudi-American attack"
"Saudi Arabia pays money to finance conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. They also have media sources and imams giving fatwas to legitimize those operations. Saudi Arabia attacked Yemen because it has been defeated in previous wars. It is trying to accomplish what it could not when it used special agents, by using its army in a coalition-backed military operation. Trying to establish dialogue will mean surrender for the Houthis," he added.
Expressing his contentment about the agreement between Iran and P5+1 countries over Iran's nuclear programme, Nasrallah said that Saudi Arabia's attitude towards the agreement conforms to that of Israel. "To understand the importance of that agreement, we only need to see the anger of Saudi Arabia and Israel. In fact, this is a great accomplishment," he added.
He continued his speech by saying "In the course of a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme, the region will be in peace,", and stated that the ones expecting a failure in the final deal are trying to weaken and besiege Iran.
He added "We have been involved in this war with our own free will to fulfill our responsibilities. We didn't inform our allies in Lebanon so as not to put them in a difficult situation. We have the responsibility to intervene in Syria. We told our allies that they could say 'Hezbollah didn't ask us about joining the war.' The war they were trying to wage in Syria was enormous. We knew that it was going to be long and harsh."
Finally, Nasrallah touched upon Syria. "There are some countries that don't want a political solution in Syria, they just want more deaths. Our death toll is at the expected level, and the media is constantly exaggerating it. We say that we should not surrender. WNotwithstanding, we also say that we are open to dialogue, because, any alternative to dialogue will be disastrous. Claiming that Hezbollah or Iran has conquered Syria is illogical. This claim is made to weaken the resistance of Syria."