Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, absolutely giddy after Iran bamboozled the P5+1 nations into signing a one-sided nuclear agreement, is clear that two of his dreams have been realized: the U.S. has seen its global power reduced and Israel cannot bomb Iran because America would prevent it.
On Tuesday, Nasrallah, speaking on Lebanon’s OTV, said the agreement prevented a Middle Eastern war: “The number one winner in this deal is the people of this region … I can not say that this agreement has annulled the choice of war permanently but I can say it has pushed it away for a long time.” He continued without American permission, Israel would not bomb Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asserted that America was against any war in the region. Nasrallah chortled of America’s demise: “The wars they fought in Iraq have failed, in Afghanistan they reached a dead end and the wars on Lebanon and Gaza foiled the New Middle East scheme, and now they have failed in Syria. They were not able to topple the regime in Iran, but I cannot claim that they did not succeed in shaking its economic situation.”
Nasrallah claimed that not only has U.S. monopoly on power waned, but Iran rebuffed the American attempt to discuss issues outside the nuclear program. He also ripped Saudi Arabia for its hostility to Iran, saying the Saudis won’t talk to Iran because of American pressure and are committed to unseating the Assad regime in Syria. He said, “There is a Saudi decision to try and change the events on the ground until January 22 … they will fail … If you monitor all the Saudi-financed media outlets, the Saudi war against Iran has never stopped. The Saudis waged wars against the Iranians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Gulf, Iraq and Syria, and of course through its proxies, because it does not dare to wage a direct war.”
Nasrallah protested that Hezbollah does not take marching orders from Iran, asserting, “Right now, Iran is the most important state in the region and it is consulting with us and it sometimes endorses our viewpoint on certain issues.”