Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah, a Lebanese political and paramilitary organization, has warned its enemies that provoking the organization will lead to a dirty war. He said that they have weapons of all sorts that could be imagined. Bahrain, Israel and the French magazine criticised by Nasrallah during his interview with Lebanese television station Al Mayadeen.
Nasrallah said their arsenal is composed of “weapons of all types” that anyone can think of. He warned Israel that if they dare attack Lebanon, the confrontation will be brutal because the “resistance is strong and our ability to win is great.” He claimed that “the resistance in Lebanon has everything the enemy can imagine and not imagine.” Israel has not reacted to the remarks.
Nasrallah has also likened the situation in Bahrain as a “colonization” equivalent to the Zionist movement in Israel. The criticism led to the summoning of the Lebanese ambassadors in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Al Zayani, told the Lebanese ambassador in Riyadh that such comments interfered with Bahrain’s domestic affairs and could incite violence. UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations, Tareq Al Hidan, dismissed Nasrallah’s remarks which he said encourages violence, terrorism and undermines Bahrain’s stability. He said they are holding the Lebanese government “fully responsible for these statements, and demands it to issue a clear statement condemning and denouncing such hostile statements.” He also urged Beirut to take “deterrent legal action” against the organization so that it won’t be repeated.
Nasrallah also cited that the “very offensive” actions of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo “contributes directly to supporting terrorism, extremism and fundamentalists.”
The full interview will be broadcasted on Thursday.