Sayyed Nasrallah Stresses Fighting Public Sector Corruption in Lebanon “Major Battle”


Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed on Friday that fighting the public sector corruption in Lebanon is a major national battle, adding that the party will start carrying out all the items of its election program in order to be honest with its supporters.

In a televised speech on the 18th anniversary of Resistance and Liberation Day, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the Hezbollah leadership studied the corruption file and appointed a committee to follow it up under the supervision of the Secretary General.

“MP Sayyed Hasan Fadlallah was appointed as the committee’s chairman, assisted by a group of cadres who will prepare all the required documents and data in coordination of the entire structure of Hezbollah.”

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah will hold rounds of talks with its national allies in order to launch the anti-corruption fight, stressing the country’s financial collapse will be prevented, especially after all the Lebanese sacrifices and national victories.

Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that Hezbollah will carry out all the items of the election programs, including anti-corruption, calling on all political parties to abide by their promises they had made before the parliamentary elections in order to be honest with the people.

New Government in Lebanon

Hezbollah Secretary General stressed that the party supports forming a broad government in which all the political and parliamentary blocs are seriously represented, calling for a speedy formation in order to preserve the national interests.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the US-Gulf sanctions against Hezbollah will not delay the Lebanese government’s formation, denying the reports which claimed that the party seeks a speedy birth of the government for fear of a possible Israeli war on Lebanon and the consequences of the US-Gulf sanctions.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah will have effective presence and role in the upcoming government, refuting the rumors that alleged the party wants a “sovereign” ministerial portfolio.

“Hezbollah and Amal Movement fully agreed on the distribution of the ministerial portfolios, and the formation of the government won’t face major barriers.”

US-Gulf Sanctions against Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader noted that the US-Gulf sanctions against the party will fail to harm its officials for they do not have bank deposits and financial transactions, but that those sanctions can negatively affect the supporters of the Resistance, especially the businessmen and their firms.

Sayyed Nasrallah called on the Lebanese government to protect the Lebanese businessmen and firms targeted by the US-Gulf sanctions which, according to his eminence, aim to harm Hezbollah social incubator and funders, scare and push away its allies, and dry up its financial resources.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that this financial siege won’t affect the Resistance’s will which according to his eminence, has been able to defeat all the US-supported terrorists in Syria.

According to Sayyed Nasrallah, the problem is that the Americans view the others as mercenaries and evaluate them according to their financial abilities.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that Hezbollah fighters hold religious beliefs which make them ready to sacrifice despite all the hard conditions.

“Those can never be defeated by blacklisting their names.”

Hezbollah vital role in defeating the Zionist enemy and frustrating the US schemes in the region will certainly expose it to such sanctions, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who highlighted that all losses caused by the US-Gulf sanctions will be considered part of the sacrifices made on the Resistance path.

Hezbollah Secretary General denied the Moroccan accusations which claimed that the party was involved in supporting the Polisario Front, adding that Morocco’s FM did not submit documented proofs to his Iranian counterpart, contrary to what he claimed.