Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah made a rare appearance in person to deliver a speech on November 13, 2013 in which he addressed a number of political and security issues in the region and in Lebanon. Nasrallah focused on negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, Israel, and Lebanon's inability to form a new government.

On the issue of Iran negotiations, Nasrallah stated that a potential deal between Iran and the West would make Hezbollah and its political allies stronger. He refuted the claim that he is worried about Iran abandoning Hezbollah as part of deal with the West. Curtailed Iranian support for Hezbollah would be a major blow to the militant organization that would significantly change the balance of power within Lebanon and in the region. Nasrallah stated, however, that he trusts his allies because they have never sold out the organization or conspired against it, emphasizing the unity of purpose shared by Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia and its allies, however, had good reason not to trust the United States, their strongest ally, according to Nasrallah. He implied that the United States had been an unreliable partner and unable to stand by its obligations. He cited the abandoned military strike on Syria as evidence that the Gulf states cannot count on the United States to stand by its declarations or its commitments to its regional allies.

The Secretary General warned that a regional war was the alternative to a deal with Iran. He urged Arab Gulf states and Israel to stop obstructing a deal because they will be the losers in any regional confrontation that results from failed negotiations. "Everyone must be worried," about a regional war said Nasrallah, "but others besides us must be more worried."


Nasrallah also warned that Israel is working to perpetuate the current state of division, strife, and conflict in the Middle East.

You do not have access to view the full content. You can purchase a subscription here or contact SITE Intelligence Group at [email protected] or call 1-800-680-2326.

Login to


Not A Member?     Join Now

Gain access to unparalled insight into the jihadist threat, including:

  • Breaking News
  • The latest propaganda from jihadist groups
  • In-depth articles & analysis from SITE’s experts
  • Exclusive Translations
  • Access to jihadist multimedia
  • Enjoy Ad-Free Content
The Islamic State (IS) announced that its spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, was killed while "surveying the military operations" in Aleppo, Syria,
British captive John Cantlie appeared in a video from the Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency, mocking U.S. airstrikes on IS media kiosks in
The Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency denied the claim from the U.S. Defense Department that top IS official Omar al-Shishani was killed as
Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released screen captures an upcoming
Simply titling it “Just Terror,” the Islamic State (IS) released the twelfth issue of its English magazine, “Dabiq,” on November