Nasrallah Warns of Escalation If Lebanon’s Maritime Demands Not Fulfilled

7:56 - August 20, 2022
News ID: 3480156
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Secretarry-General of Hezbollah says there will be escalation should the US and Israeli regime do not yield to maritime demands of Lebanon.


The issue regarding the demarcation of the Lebanese maritime borders, the Karish field, as well as Lebanon's rights to its oil and gas in the Mediterranean Sea are not related to the status of the Iran nuclear deal, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.

"Whether the nuclear deal is signed or not, if the Lebanese state's demands are fulfilled, we are heading toward a state of calm," Sayyed Nasrallah told a crowd gathered for the laying down of the foundation stone of the Janta attraction site in the Bekaa region to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Hezbollah.

"If Lebanon does not obtain the rights demanded by the Lebanese state, we are heading toward an escalation whether or not the nuclear agreement is signed," the Hezbollah chief underlined.

"The focus in Lebanon must be on Karish and the Lebanese [maritime] border, as well as the US mediator that is still wasting time amid a time constraint," he added.

The Hezbollah Secretary-General warned earlier this month that any attempt to plunder any of Lebanon's wealth will be thwarted, indicating that Hezbollah was waiting for the Israeli enemy's response to Lebanon's demands regarding border demarcation.

He also noted that it is necessary to prepare for all possibilities, adding that Hezbollah is serious about this file to the utmost. Nasrallah then addressed the Israeli occupation by saying that Lebanon and its people will no longer accept the looting of its wealth, warning the occupation against making any blunder in Lebanon.

Nasrallah lauds withdrawal of Lebanese MMA fighter against Israeli player

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah took the opportunity to laud the Lebanese mixed martial arts fighter Charbel Abu Daher, who withdrew from the World Mixed Martial Arts Championship in Abu Dhabi in protest against having to compete with an Israeli player.

This step, Sayyed Nasrallah said, affirms that resistance knows no religious sect.

"We express to the young man, Charbel, and his family, our pride in his honoring patriotic and humanitarian stance," he said.