Hezbollah Chief Downplays US Sanctions

Hezbollah Chief Downplays US Sanctions  Hezbollah Chief Downplays US Sanctions

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said on Tuesday that US sanctions against Iran will not have major effects on the country and will not lead to regime change in Tehran.  Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of the end of the 33-day war with Israel that the Trump administration is “mistaken” by thinking the sanctions will lead to riots in Iran, AP reported.

 The US has begun restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which President Donald Trump abandoned in May.

“Iran has been facing sanctions since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979,” Nasrallah said.

“He [Trump] is strengthening the sanctions, but they have been there since 1979. Iran stayed and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of its revolution.” The Hezbollah leader was addressing thousands of supporters gathered at a rally south of Beirut, where they watched his speech on giant screens.

“I can tell you and I have accurate information they are building dreams, strategies and projects that Iran will head toward chaos and the regime will fall. This is illusion, this is imagination and has nothing to do with reality,” Nasrallah said.


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