Saudi Arabia, An Obstacle to Liberation of Palestine


Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, described Saudi Arabia as becoming a hurdle to liberation of Palestine.

Speaking earlier this month in a meeting with a number of Hezbollah members, Nasrallah deplored Riyadh’s polices in the region and said the Saudi regime has turned into an obstacle to efforts to liberate Palestine.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Hezbollah chief referred to the movement’s engagement in Syria as a decisive war against Takfiri terrorists “who know no boundaries”.

He underlined that it is not a conflict between Shias and Sunnis as some are attempting to depict it.

Nasrallah further criticized Turkey’s role in fanning the flames of civil war in Syria, stressing that Ankara has failed to reach its objectives in the Arab country.

Referring to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks months ago about wanting to say prayers in the Grand Mosque in Damascus (hinting at his hope to see the collapse of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad), the Hezbollah leader said that now it has become impossible for Erdogan to even say prayers in Aleppo (which is near the border with Turkey).

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.

Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some Western countries, is believed to have backed Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIL ort ISIS) and al-Nusra Front that have been wreaking havoc in Syria.

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has also displaced over half of the Arab country’s pre-war population of about 23 million.