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‘US/Israel seek Lebanese civil war to derail a Hezbollah in its prime’: Qandil

Original link: Description: In light of the recent massacre of seven protesters and the wounding of dozens of others in a highly sensitive district of Beirut, senior political analyst Nasser Qandil argues that the US and Israel are seeking to drag Hezbollah into a new Lebanese civil war that would rob the movement from engaging in a decisive war with Israel while in its military prime. Days ago, on the 14th

Nasrallah on obedience to God & how it guides Shia political action

Original link: Description: Speaking at a mourning ceremony to mark the yearly religious occasion of Ashura, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah touched on the Islamic conception of worship and obedience to God, and the implications of this conception on the world of political decision-making and action within contemporary Shia Islam. The following transcript helps to reveal the intersection of the religious, the spiritual, and the socio-political for Nasrallah and

Iran’s Raisi gave Resistance ‘presidential’ treatment at swear-in: Hezbollah’s No. 2

Original link: Description: In an interview with Lebanese media in last month, Hezbollah’s Deputy-Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem explained why the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s new president Ibrahim Raisi was ground-breaking in terms of international protocols. Qassem said that the new Iranian president provided ‘head of state’ treatment to the leaders of the Resistance Axis attending the swearing-in ceremony, and that this treatment was meant as a message to the

Nasrallah: ‘1st Iran ship has arrived, fuel to ease crisis across Lebanon’ Description:Below are breaking news items from a speech delivered by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on 13-09-2021, in which he provided extensive details about his movement’s ongoing efforts to import much-needed fuel shipments from Iran to Lebanon aimed at breaking what Nasrallah says is a US-led economic siege on Lebanon. Source: Al-Manar TV (Website) (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount Transcript:(Note:

Taliban seeking vital Chinese investments to rebuild Afghan economy: Video Report

Original link: Description: News report on the Taliban movement’s efforts to secure vital Chinese investments to rebuild Afghanistan’s economy and infrastructure. Source: Al Jazeera (YouTube) (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount Transcript:  Reporter: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s reception of leaders of the Taliban movement at the end of July is the first indicator of the nature of future cooperation between the

Video translation: ‘Will you stop me from filling up Iranian petrol?!’: Beirut Sunni Imam

Original link: Description: Lebanese Sunni Sheikh Mustafa Hamade scolds local pro-US parties and media for their opposition to Hezbollah’s recently announced move to import Iranian fuel to Lebanon, a country facing a crippling energy and economic crisis. Sheikh Hamade, who is the Imam of the Hamzah Mosque in Beirut, blasted pro-US forces in Lebanon and called on anyone opposed to the move to ‘quit trying to fool the Lebanese people’

‘If Israel harms Iran fuel ship to Lebanon, Quds liberation war to begin’: Qandil

Original link: Description: Senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil warns Israel of ‘the war that will dismantle Israel’ if Tel Aviv obstructs or attacks an Iranian tanker currently on its way to supply Lebanon with critical fuel supplies. The unprecedented and daring move to ship fuel from Iran directly to Hezbollah was announced days ago by the Lebanese movement’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Source: Al-Manar TV via Kalam Siyasi (YouTube) Date: August 20,

Lebanese MP from Geagea’s pro-US party thanks Iran for critical fuel supplies

from Middle East Observer Description: In a recent TV interview, Lebanese MP Cesar Maalouf broke ranks with his pro-American party by thanking Iran for much-needed fuel shipments that Tehran was sending to Lebanon, a groundbreaking move announced by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a recent speech on the occasion of Ashura. Cesar Maalouf is an MP for the Lebanese Forces, a party that maintains a staunchly pro-US and anti-Iran/Hezbollah

Nasrallah: ‘1st Iran fuel-laden ship to set sail for Lebanon in hours, won’t be last’

Original link: Description: In a speech on the Islamic occasion of Ashura delivered hours ago, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced that a ship loaded with much needed fuel will set sail from Iran to Beirut in a matter of hours. In a direct warning to the Americans and the Israelis, Nasrallah said that from the moment the ship sets sail from Iran, his movement will consider the ship as

Iranian analyst on Tehran’s efforts in post-US Afghanistan & role of Taliban Description: In a political talk show appearance on RT Arabic earlier this month, Iranian political analyst Amir al-Moussawi commented on Iran’s stance towards the US army’s withdrawal from neighboring Afghanistan, and concerns surrounding the potential threat posed by the Taliban towards Kabul and the wider region. Al-Moussawi is the director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Tehran. Source: RT Arabic (YouTube) Date: July 9, 2021 (Please help

We’re integrating entire Resistance Axis to prepare for war with Israel: Nasrallah Description: Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks about his front’s tireless efforts today to integrate the entire ‘Axis of Resistance’ such that it be prepared to collectively enter a regional war with Israel if Tel Aviv ‘threatens al-Quds’. The ‘Resistance Axis’ broadly refers to a strategic anti-Israel/anti-US imperialist alliance composed of, but not limited to, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi, Yemen’s Ansarullah, and various Palestinian armed factions. Source: Spot

Iraq’s Hezbollah: ‘We have entered Quds equation announced by Nasrallah’: Report

Original link: Description: A news article reports that Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) group – a key component of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi – has pledged to be a part of the regional military equation recently put forward by the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah had stated that the ‘Resistance Axis’ is currently working to establish an equation whereby future Israeli attacks against al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the ‘Muslim

Israel must choose between civil war or regional war : Senior Lebanese Analyst

  Original link: Description:   In a recent appearance on a political talk show, senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil said that Israel is currently going through a sensitive and dangerous period of its history, in which it must choose between “civil war or regional war”. Source:  Al Mayadeen TV : Date:  June 8, 2021 (Help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here:

TV report on how Yemeni UAVs are changing course of Saudi war

Original link: Description: A Yemeni TV report on the “game-changing effects” of low-cost attack drones on the course of the Saudi military campaign in Yemen. Source: Al Masirah TV (YouTube): Date: May 2, 2021 (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount Transcript: Eight drone strikes have targeted King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait since the start of the holy month

Hamas’ Leader in Gaza: ‘All our thanks goes to Iran for its total support’

Original link: Video link:–zp-lk Description: In a recent press conference, Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the Hamas movement in Gaza, said that ‘all thanks goes to Iran for its total support’ for his group and ‘the other Palestinian resistance factions’. Sinwar further explained that Iran provided Hamas and the other Palestinian factions every form of support and aid that it possibly could throughout the years, and that this enabled the

Israel suffering huge economic losses from ongoing conflict: Report

Original link: Description: A short report by Al-Manar TV on the economic, financial and material losses suffered so far by Israel as a result of the latest fighting and confrontations with the Palestinians. Source: Al-Manar TV (website) : Date: May 14, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount here: Transcript: Article:  Israeli occupation suffering great losses in “Sword of

Hamas leader: We hope Hezbollah will intervene, but situation is complex

Original link: Description: In a recent interview with RT Arabic, the former head of Hamas’ political bureau Khalid Mashal comments on whether his group is prepared to request Lebanon’s Hezbollah to enter the current battle raging between the Palestinians and Israel. Source: RT Arabic : Date: May 14, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: Transcript: Host: Some also wonder about

Hezbollah raises war readiness to 100%: Report

Original link: Description: A recent news report by the Lebanese news outlet Elnashra claims that Hezbollah has gone to full-level war alertness amid rising regional tensions between Israel and the Iran-led Axis of Resistance. Source: Elnashra (Website) : Date: 8 May, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: Transcript: Elnashra sources: Hezbollah summoned a portion of its members to the South and raised

Resistance Axis on war alert, to ‘openly’ target Israel if Iran attacks continue: Hezbollah insider

Original link: Description:  Senior Lebanese political analyst and editor-in-chief of the Al-Binaa newspaper, Nasser Qandil, says the entire Axis of Resistance is now on war alert and prepared to respond by ‘openly’ targeting deep inside Israel amid rising tensions between Tel Aviv and Tehran. In a recent interview on Al Mayadeen, Qandil, who has close relations with Hezbollah, declared that the US now has to choose between either committing to

‘You laugh..but you will soon cry!’: Ansarullah official to Saudi Major General

Original link: Video link: Description:  Ansarullah official Mohammad al-Bukhaiti and Saudi Major General Abdullah Ghanem al-Qahtani trade barbs over the Yemen war.Source: RT Arabic (YouTube)  Date: 31 March, 2021 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount To read transcript: Transcript: – Host: Mr. Mohammad, efforts are now being made to de-escalate the situation, we also have UN initiatives, and there is determination