Nasrallah: Hizbullah Wouldn't Exist without Iran

(Al Arabiya) Majid Rafizadeh - In a speech broadcast on Friday, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah scoffed at recent U.S. sanctions, stating that these will not impact his group since Hizbullah receives full financial and arms support from the Islamic Republic of Iran. "We do not have any business projects or investments via banks.... Hizbullah's budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, come from the Islamic Republic of Iran...[and] will not be affected" by any fresh sanctions. "As long as Iran has money, we have money." Previously, when sanctions were imposed on Iran, Tehran had to reduce its funding to Hizbullah. U.S. money transfers to Iran and sanctions relief appear to have empowered and emboldened both the Iranian government and the Hizbullah leader. The U.S. is now seemingly playing a critical role in assisting and facilitating the ways through which Hizbullah receives significant aid from the Iranian government.

2016-06-28 00:00:00

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