Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a speech this Friday marking the International Quds Day, wherein he praised "the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in their land, their clinging to their rights, and their constant struggle, which gives legitimacy to all the Axis of Resistance, and further invalidates the lie of those who rushed towards normalization."

"The Palestinian people neither abandoned Al-Quds, nor gave up on its refugees and their right of return, or turned its back on the liberation of its land," he asserted. "What we are witnessing of battles waged with bare hands in Jerusalem and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and Gaza's entering on the front line next to Jerusalem, are all indicators that do not require any reading. Given the Israeli response, we can see that it regards such occurrences as dangerous developments in the interest of the Palestinian people, because the enemy has always strived to separate Gaza from any development in Jerusalem."

In this context, Nasrallah called upon "the people of Palestine to continue to follow this approach because it will change part of the equation," stressing "the permanence of the Axis of Resistance, the most powerful of which being the Islamic Republic of Iran, which, for forty years, has not once deviated from its path."

He pointed to "the fall of the bets of the US administration with the fall of Trump, who was threatening war. With Biden's different approaches, Netanyahu's bets also fell short."

"If sanctions against Iran are not lifted, Iran will continue to contest," he said, alluding to certain countries in the region having dismissed the possibility of war on Iran.

The Hezbollah secretary general uttered his belief that "the massive peaceful nuclear development in Iran is a source of terror for Israel." He also pointed at "the Saudi-Iranian dialogue in Baghdad," and the statements of the Saudi crown prince, "which are in line with the Iranian position."

Nasrallah assured his audience that "Iran will not change its stance regarding its allies, (…) neither will it bargain on them, nor will it negotiate on their behalf."

He thus declared that he favored "every Arab, regional, or international dialogue that leads to the strengthening of our axis," hinting at "those who should be concerned about these dialogues as they will eventually lead mercenaries to their end."

Source: National News Agency