Hassan Nasrallah ‘optimistic,’ says the new US administration offers opportunities for terror group
February 12, 2017, 7:08 pm
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said he was “optimistic” now that the “fool” US President Donald Trump is in the White House, presenting what Nasrallah described as new opportunities for the Lebanon-based terror group.
Nasrallah made the comments during a televised speech broadcast on the Hezbollah terror group’s affiliate satellite channel, al-Manar.
“Neither Trump nor any other of these racists will damage the faith of children and our elders,” he said. “We are not worried, but rather we are optimistic because the person living in the White House is a fool. This is the beginning of an opening.”
“Trump revealed the true face of the ugly, racist and unjust US administration, and we thank him for that,” Nasrallah added
The leader of the Lebanese terror group dedicated most of his address to the involvement of Hezbollah forces in the Syrian civil war.
“The military victory in Syria, especially in Aleppo, contributed to restoring security to most of the Syrian cities,” he claimed.
Hezbollah has been fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime as it tries to suppress an insurgency in bloody civil war that has continued for over five years. A US-led coalition has been backing moderate rebel groups in the conflict.
Nasrallah added that the Lebanese Shiite terror group supports efforts to reach a ceasefire in Syria.
“Hezbollah and Iran support the ceasefire, the reconciliations, and the political settlement in Syria, while some Arab states are still backing the military option, he said.