Nasrallah: US is using protests in the region to pressure Iran
In a TV interview, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah of Lebanon said the United States sees the protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen as an opportunity to pressure Iran.
He continued: “The Americans are trying to ride the waves of the protests in the region. They are shamelessly supporting the protests and consider themselves as the leaders of the protests.”
“The Americans think the protests in Lebanon and Iraq are against Iran, while these protests started because of economic conditions,” said Nasrallah.
Despite Nasrallah’s claims, the protesters, especially in Iraq, have repeatedly chanted “Iran, get out” against the Islamic Republic regime of Iran and set fire to the regime’s consulates in Karbala and Najaf.
Regarding the comments made by an IRGC official, Morteza Ghorbani, threatened Israel with attacks from Lebanon, Nasrallah said: “There are those who plagiarize the comments of Iranians in order to provoke our friends in Lebanon against Hezbollah. Iran will not stay silent against aggressors, and it does not depend on allies.”
Ghorbani had previously said: “If the Zionist regime makes the slightest mistake with regards to Iran, we will turn Tel-Aviv into a pile of rubble from Lebanon, and there is no need for any missiles to be launched from Iran.