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Biden’s Mideast trip means to secure energy supply to Europe Nasrallah

14 Jul 2022 - 12:30

Secretary General of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah said the recent visit by US President Joe Biden to the Middle East region aims to guarantee supply of energy to Europe following political row with Russia.

At the start of his speech, Nasrallah offered condolences to Abdul Malek Al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen's Ansarullah on the demise of "Allameh Abdu-Salam", the secretary general of the Yemen Ulama Union.

Hezbollah's secretary general also said that the USA’s situation now is different from that in 2006, noting that "President Joe Biden’s old age reflects the aging United States."

He said that the US actually has launched a war in Ukraine against Russia, adding that Washington is trying to block Russia's revenues from oil and gas exports.

He also referred to the US president's trip to the Middle East and said that Biden seeks to secure the supply of energy to Europe by the Middle Eastern countries.

"Biden’s visit primarily aims at forcing the Gulf States to export more gas and oil and sustaining Israel’s security."

He added that Biden has nothing to present to the Palestinian people on the trip.

Nasrallah also advised Biden to end the war on Yemen and give the Yemenis the chance to reach a political solution instead of extending the truce.

The Hezbollah leader further said that the Saudi-UAE-led coalition is fighting Yemen on behalf of the United States.

He went on to say that the Israeli regime is unable to conduct land operations against Lebanon and only pin hope on airstrikes.

Nasrallah addressed the Israeli war minister Benny Gantz, saying "You’re threatening Lebanon while your army has failed to advance a few meters in blockaded Gaza."

He underlined, "Your threat to invade Beirut, Sidon and Tyre is trivial."
Nasrallah went on to say that "Resistance is the only power that can protect Lebanon and its resources."

"We can hamper Israeli efforts to extract gas and oil from the Karish field," the Hezbollah chief added.

"All the Lebanese agree that the only way to address the national economic crisis is extracting and selling the maritime gas," he added.

He went on to stress that the US promise to help Lebanon to resolve the energy crisis is just empty words.

"When the Zionist enemy starts extracting gas from Karish field, Lebanon will find it hard to secure its related rights," he said, adding, "Never let the US deceive you by wasting time and letting ‘Israel’ extract the maritime gas."

He also noted that the US mediator, Amos Hochstein, underrated the Lebanese officials and rights.

Nasrallah further pointed out that " You must exploit the Resistance power to sustain Lebanon’s rights," adding, "Hezbollah has never promised anyone to avoid the military acts aimed at securing Lebanon’s rights."

The Hezbollah leader also said that the drones sent to fly over Karish were aimed at sending a clear message to the enemy about the capabilities of the Resistance.

"Hezbollah simultaneously flew three drones over Karish in order to be downed by the Zionist enemy, which terrifies the companies operating in the field," he said, adding"Hezbollah will attack the Israeli enemy via ground forces, navy, or air force in order to protect Lebanon maritime rights.

He said that Hezbollah could send more drones, armed or unarmed, to the Karish field in the future.

He went on to stress that all the Lebanese must stand united together to secure the country's rights.

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