Today marks 40 days since the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani of Iran’s elite Quds Force and Iraqi Militia Leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike by the Trump administration.
So for his speech, Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has called for the Arab world to unite in their resistance against U.S. imperialism. He has suggested military resistance against the U.S.
“All the people of the region will carry a rifle because this American tyrant has left no room for anyone,” he said in a televised speech on February 16th.
However, military resistance is one of the many ways he believes that the Arab world can resist American imperialism. He has also suggested that they could fight against the U.S. through “legal, judicial or economic means.”
He went as far as to suggest that people should begin to boycott American products.
“When Trump kills leaders in such a brutal way, he is declaring war,” he said. He added that the resistance’s retaliation against the U.S. is not over but that it is a “slow and delayed” response.
Iran had previously retaliated against the U.S. by firing at their military bases in Iraq, however, there have been no casualties as a result of the attacks.
He had described the killing of Soleimani and Muhandis as the “two greatest crimes” committed by the Trump administration. The second was the “deal of the century” as a proposed solution for the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
“The spirit of Trump’s plan will be decisive in the issue of demarcating the land and sea borders with occupied Palestine and will affect Lebanon’s oil wealth,” he said.
He referred to the plan as “total liquidation of the Palestinian cause and Palestinian rights.”
Along with the foreign minister, Hezbollah has also expressed that he is against the naturalization of the Palestinians currently residing in Lebanon because that would take away their right of return.