Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah dragged Israel into the conflict between his terror group and Saudi Arabia Friday afternoon, in light of the recent resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, saying in a speech the Saudi kingdom declared war on the terrorist organization and Lebanon and is trying to push Israel to attack Lebanon.
“Saudi Arabia is inciting Israel to launch a war against Lebanon. I speak here about facts, not analysis. Saudi Arabia is ready to pay tens of billions of dollars to Israel for that,” Nasrallah alleged.
While an Israeli attack could not be ruled out entirely, the Hezbollah terror group chief said, it was unlikely partly because Israel knew it would pay a very high price. “I warn them against any miscalculation or any step to exploit the situation,” he said from the underground bunker he has been hiding in since last war with Israel in 2006.
In his own televised speech Friday, Nasrallah attacked Saudi Arabia and once again accused the Sunni country of forcing Hariri to resign. “Let us say things as they are: (Hariri) is detained in Saudi Arabia and forbidden until this moment from returning to Lebanon,” Nasrallah added.
The Hezbollah terror group leader concluded by attempting to present himself as standing alongside Hariri against Saudi Arabia. “We denounce this blatant Saudi interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs. It’s improper. We denounce the shameful manner in which Hariri was treated from the moment he arrived at the Saudi airport. Humiliating the Lebanese prime minister is tantamount to humiliating every Lebanese citizen. At the moment we’re of the opinion Hariri’s resignation is neither legal nor constitutional. It has no value, because he was made to resign,” he said.