Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on March 8 that new sanctions on his party, Iran and Syria are a part of an “economical-psychological war” on the so called axis of resistance.
“The financial difficulties which face all the axis of resistance is part of the US-Israeli war on it … We expect escalating sanctions and financial measures against Hezbollah and all the Resistance allies in the Middle East,” the Lebanese leader said at a ceremony held on the 30th anniversary of establishing the Islamic Resistance Support Association.
Nasrallah stressed that the Hezbollah and its allies will emerge from this financial war victorious. He also called on his supporters to donate funds and said that the group needs public support during this war.
In his first response to the British decision to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist group, Nasrallah said that that the decision is a result of the West’s failure in the region and expected that more countries will take a similar decision soon.
“When the place us on terror lists, that’s because we defeated them, we broke them and foiled their projects … The recognize us as terrorists because they are today incapable [of doing anything] after the failure of their wars and projects,” Nasrallah said.
The U.S. and its allies ramped up their sanctions on Hezbollah, Syria and Iran last year in an effort to break their alliance. However, the sanctions have apparently brought the the allies even closer.
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