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US, Israel Embodiment of Devil: Hezbollah Chief

03 Aug 2022, 16:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah described the US and Israel as the embodiment of Devil and slammed Washington's false promises for the transfer of natural gas and electricity from Egypt and Jordan to Lebanon.

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One year has passed since the US ambassador's promise, but nothing has happened in practice, Nasrallah said in an address to Hezbollah Central Ashura mourning ceremony in Dahiyeh, Lebanon.

"After a few days, the memory of the false promise of the American ambassador to bring gas from Egypt and electric energy from Jordan through Syria will come to us," he said.

Nasrallah said the United States and Israel are the embodiment of Devil and Hezbollah's struggle against them will continue.

"We will continue with the methodology of finding solutions," he said, noting the movement had proposed to buy fuel from Iran to meet Lebanon's energy needs, but the US did not allow it to happen.

The Hezbollah leader's remarks came two days after he issued a stern warning to Israel about exploiting Lebanon's offshore energy resources.

Nasrallah said the resistance movement is ready for any scenario, including a war, to protect those resources.

Given the entrance of the Israeli vessels into the waters, he said Sunday, "Hezbollah's leadership discussed the options in front of the country."

"There is a 50 percent chance that (the situation) could be resolved, and a 50 percent chance that the situation could advance towards war," he added.

The resistance's attitude and behavior towards the Israeli regime in the case, Nasrallah said, depended on the results of ongoing indirect negotiations between Beirut and Tel Aviv over the disputed maritime area.

The dispute between Lebanon and Israel escalated in early June, after the regime sent a drilling ship to the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean. Lebanon dismisses Israel's claim that the field falls within its so-called exclusive economic zone.

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