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."

Moving on to Syria, Nasrallah commented on the circulating talks about Syrian-Saudi dialogue, noting that he was "not authorized to confirm or deny this," but "saw in it a logical step, in light of what is happening in the region."

"Saudi Arabia cannot go to dialogue with Iran in Baghdad and at the same time place conditions on Syria," he asserted in this context.

Nasrallah also praised the steadfastness of Yemen and welcomed its inclusion to the Axis of Resistance, "especially given its young, honest and wise leadership. The Resistance has emerged stronger in the region."

Moving on to talk about the Israeli situation, the Hezbollah leader shed light on the political cracks it suffers, explaining that "the Israeli entity is now at the service of one person: Netanyahu. The absence of leading figures is usually an indicator of weakness."

He did not fail to mention the Syrian aerial missile that fell near the Dimona factory, and which the Iron Dome could not shoot down, and asked: "Will the Israeli air defenses have the ability to repel thousands of missiles if those start to rain on Israel from several directions?"

"There is also the reality of the Israeli army and the weakness of the soldiers' incentives both in morale and measures," he went on to said, linking between the repetition of the semi-monthly Israeli military maneuvers and the clear cracks in the enemy's structure.

Nasrallah accordingly stressed that "indications of the decline of the Israeli entity began to appear, in contrast with the increase in strength, confidence, certainty and enthusiasm of the youth of the Resistance Axis."

Shifting to the maritime border demarcation, he commented on what is being said about Hezbollah’s position, stressing "the clarity of the party’s position over strategic issues," recalling what he said in a speech he gave in 2000 and affirming that "the party will not interfere with the issue of border demarcation."

"This demarcation is the duty of the state and the Lebanese. National interest must prevail."

Source: National News Agency