Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Hezbollah held a ceremony on Sunday marking the Second Liberation Day, in Bekaa town of Al-Ain, during which Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a speech titled The Nation's Safeguard.

The ceremony was attended by President Michel Aoun's representative, Salim Aoun, House Speaker Nabih Berri's representative, Ghazi Zaiter, a crowd of official and popular figures, clerics from Christian and Muslim communities, as well as representatives of national parties.

Firstly, Nasrallah made clear that his speech would address three main titles: Liberation, Bekaa issues, as well as last night's latest developments in light of the very, very dangerous Israeli aggression on Beirut south suburbs.

Hezbollah's first also recalled the anniversary marking the kidnapping of Sayyed Mousa Al-Sadr and his two companions on August 31. The path of the resistance has prospered thanks to his eminence, Nasrallah added.

Beginning his word, Nasrallah deemed the great public turnout at the ceremony the first response to the Israeli air raids last night. He also congratulated Bekaa locals and the rest of the Lebanese on the Second Liberation Day, which marks defeating terrorist groups on the northeastern border with Syria.

I would also like to felicitate the Syrians on the Second Liberation Day because Syria benefited greatly from the victory, he added.

Pointing to the seriousness of the threat that had been posed by takfiris within the previous years, Nasrallah went as far as describing it as an existential threat.

The events that had rocked the outskirts are not something to be treated with oblivion, Nasrallah said, evoking the seriousness of this agenda, and what had been concocted for Syria.

Democracy was not the goal. It was more about targeting the resistance and the destruction and division of the region, Nasrallah explained, deeming the resistance the prime power that has prevented regional disintegration.

He also noted the role of the Syrian Arab Army and resistance fighters in the aforementioned war because the Lebanese army was forbidden to participate in the fighting.

However, Nasrallah went on to laud the courageous Lebanese official decision during the dawn of the outskirts operation, in which the Lebanese army took part, and which ended Daesh.

But Nasrallah dismissed as ungrateful those who ignored the role of the resistance and the Syrian army in this liberation.

Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say that the US administration had not only asked the Lebanese authorities to refrain from launching a campaign to liberate the northeastern outskirts from terrorist groups, but also to prevent Hezbollah from doing so.

Furthermore, the Hezbollah chief warned that the danger persisted because the US is endeavoring to revive Daesh in Iraq.

Daesh was the main pretext for the return of the US to Iraq, and today, it is trying to use this argument for the survival of US forces in Iraq, Nasrallah maintained.

It is the US that had transferred the remains of Daesh from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, and there are photos documenting this, he added.

Source: National News Agency