Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel's Collapse: Nasrallah

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سید حسن نصرالله

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, said Israel seeks an end to Russia's military campaign against the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria to avert the Tel Aviv regime’s collapse.

Nasrallah said on Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had recently met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to express his deep concern over the likely collapse of Daesh in Syria since such a development would mark a great triumph for the resistance front in the Middle East region.

The Hezbollah chief added that the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria would be tantamount to the fall of Netanyahu himself, Press TV reported. 

Russia launched a military campaign against the terrorist groups in Syria in late September 2015 at the official request of the Damascus government. 

Nasrallah made the comment at a ceremony held in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (PBUH), the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah said that Western powers were drawing on Takfiri terrorists in order to carry out their schemes in conflict-ridden Syria.

“I have repeatedly called on Syria militants not to put trust in [the] West and implement their plots in Syria, because the US and its allies are only using them as cannon fodder and will abandon [them] as soon as they are defeated,” he said.

He added, “I am telling militants fighting within the ranks of the enemies that you are only serving Israel, and shedding the blood of innocent people.”

The Hezbollah leader noted that the days of Daesh, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the al-Nusra Front, and other terrorist groups fighting to topple the Damascus government are numbered as Syrian army forces continue to achieve victories across the country.

Even those Arab and Western countries that once supported these terror outfits are now fighting them, Nasrallah pointed out.

The Hezbollah chief argued that all the Arab money spent to fan the flames of militancy in Syria over the past six years could have been used to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in the Arab world, feed starving Somalis, and accommodate homeless Palestinians.

Nasrallah said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had recently visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to express his deep concern over the likely collapse of Daesh in Syria since such a development would mark a great triumph for the resistance front in the Middle East region.

The Hezbollah chief added that the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria would be tantamount to the fall of Netanyahu himself.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Hezbollah leader said that the United Nations could not be trusted to defend the Arabs’ rights in the wake of the resignation of a UN official for refusing to withdraw a damning report against Israel. 

Rima Khalaf, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), resigned from the UN post after refusing to withdraw a report that concludes "Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” 

On Friday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had asked that the report be removed from the ESCWA’s website, a UN official said on condition of anonymity.

Israel lauded the move, with its envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, thanking Guterres.

Danon said in a statement that “the time has come to put an end to those using their status within the UN to promote anti-Israel activity.”

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