by Sara Taha Moughnieh, Al-Manar
Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah reiterated Friday Hezbollah’s full support to the Yemeni people in the face of the barbaric Saudi-US aggression on Yemen, reassuring that even if it took some time, the Yemenis will eventually triumph due to their courage and steadfastness.
In a statement Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivered in a ceremony held in Sayyed Al-Shuhadaa complex in solidarity with Yemen, his eminence reassured that “it is our humanitarian, moral, and religious duty to take this stance and the whole nation must take a similar stance, because we will be asked about this by Allah.”
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that “since we are now in April, we must remember the sacrifices and steadfastness of the Lebanese and southern people in the face of the Israeli aggression in 1996,” adding that “this stand paved the way for the victory in 2000.”
Returning to the Yemeni file, Sayyed Nasrallah refuted claims that the attack on Yemen ” was for defending Yemen’s Arabism”. He rather asked: “Did the Arab people authorize the Saudi regime to wage war on Yemen? Moreover, If the Yemeni people were not Arab than who is?”
“The Yemenis don’t need to give evidence that they are Arabs, before Islam they were the original Arab culture, when people of the Arabian Peninsula didn’t even know how to read… Yemeni scholars and merchants brought Islam to Indonesia, one of the largest Islamic countries… Yemenis don’t need to give evidence that they are Arabs or Muslims, and whoever assaults the Yemeni people should be the one who’s Islam and Arabism should be examined,” he added, stressing that “they have tried to give a sectarian aspect for the war, claiming that it is a Sunni/Shiite war, but this is not true. It is a Saudi war for political reasons…”
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that “one of the funniest headlines I have read in the past couple of weeks was “In defense of the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina”.”
“Who is threatening the two Holy Mosques? The Yemeni people? The Yemeni Army?” he asked, adding: “These are the people who mostly love the prophet and his household… The only people threatening the Holy Mosques are students of the Wahhabi schools in Saudi Arabia and ISIS, one day a suicide bomber from this school will make an operation there, because they consider that the Kaaba is just a pile of stones being worshipped rather than Allah”.
“After the Saudi Monarchy emerged, its Wahhabi followers destroyed religious and historical heritage related to the prophet, from houses to graves, forts, and everything… There was even a decision to destroy the prophet’s grave, and history proved that, but the Islamic world stood up against them back then,” Sayyed Nasrallah further stated, emphasizing that “the Holy Moque is under threat and we don’t know when they would destroy it.”
On another level, Hezbollah secretary general noted: “Another goal behind the war, according to Saudi claims, is defending the Yemeni people… Is besieging 24 million Yemeni and keeping them without food and medicine, and committing massacres against women and children, a way for defending the Yemenis?”
He asked the Lebanese to remember July war and observe the resemblance between the Saudi war on Yemen and the Israeli war on Lebanon.
“We were the adventurers and the triumphant then,” he added, and assured that “while they claimed that their goal was to prevent the Yemeni Army and the Public committees from reaching Aden, they failed in that, and provinces have become under the control of the Yemeni Army now and Al-Qaeda is withdrawing.”
In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah reassured that “they wanted to break the will and subjugate the Yemeni people, but the result was a great steadfastness, firmness, patience, demonstrations, and strength by the Yemeni people and Army.”
“The aggression failed in transferring the war into a sectarian or regional one, and Saudi has failed in its aerial aggression. The only choice it has now is land incursion in Yemen, so let us see what the Saudi Army will do then,” he added.
His eminence stated that “until now, the Yemenis have not chosen their response, and waiting until now is a strategic patience by the Yemenis.”
Furthermore, he considered that “the Saudi regime does not seem to be ready for any settlement despite the fact that most of the countries are against this aggression because it will not make any achievement.”
Based on that, Sayyed Nasrallah assured that the only outcome from the war on Yemen will be the defeat of the invaders, and expressed gratitude to the Pakistani Parliament for preventing the Pakistani Army from fighting in Yemen.
Moreover, he called upon Pakistan and Egypt to put an end to the destruction of an Arab and Islamic country, and demanded the intervention of all the Arab and Islamic countries to stop this war and save Yemen from this intended catastrophe.
On another hand, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that “some people in Lebanon consider that criticizing Saudi Arabia is an insult. I tell them that even though we have always been aware of the Saudi role in the Lebanese civil war, in the Syrian crisis, and its direct intervention in Bahrain, we have always called for dialogue, but today Saudi has declared war… and it is time for the entire Arab and Islamic world to stand up for Saudi Arabia and demand it to stop!”
His eminence emphasized that “the biggest loser from the latest developments in the region is Palestine, and the biggest winner is Israel and Netanyahu.”
In conclusion, Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the Lebanese saying: “Some in Lebanon are wagering on Yemen’s defeat in the face of this assault, and are drawing their future based on that. I remind them that they have previously wagered on the fall of the Syrian regime, and here it is still firm five years later. I further assure to them that we must not transmit the incidents of Yemen to Lebanon, and rather express our opposite opinions in the appropriate way.”