Qassem: Nothing to lose if Lebanon rebels against US-European pressure

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Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Thursday noted that “the region has started moving against the U.S.-Israeli direction,” adding that “the Iranian-Saudi agreement has thwarted the scheme of making Iran the enemy instead of Israel.”

Pointing out that “the attempt to restore the relations with Syria by the UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other countries will bring welfare to all these countries,” Qassem wondered “when Lebanon will seize the chance to rebel against U.S.-European pressure.”

Lebanon can “provide 24/7 power supply through China under a BOT system” and can also “bravely coordinate with Syria to return the displaced to their country,” Hezbollah number two added.

“The West has contributed to our country’s collapse through sanctions and an imposed refugee crisis and we have nothing left to lose. Any patriotic stance would reverse this direction,” Qassem went on to say.

He added: “We have experience courage in the stance of the resistance and its people, regaining our maritime border, oil and gas. Let us turn the tide as Lebanese by reevaluating our approach in tackling the issues.”

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Missing HellAndWaite 1 year

Qassem advocates for false choices. Lebanon can move away (is it so very "near"?) from U.S. influence and still move no closer to Iranian or Shia influence. Many would say "further away from both is Lebanon's only hope for a future including independence for all citizens".

Missing HellAndWaite 1 year

Qassem advocates for false choices. Lebanon can move away (is it so very "near"?) from U.S. influence and still move no closer to Iranian or Shia influence. Many would say "further away from both is Lebanon's only hope for a future including independence for all citizens".