Nasrallah: US-led invasion of Iraq to lead to Israel's elimination
A US-led invasion of Iraq will awaken Arabs and Muslims, ultimately leading to Israel's destruction and an end to American dominance in the region, according to the leader of Lebanon's Hizbullah movement.
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah referred to Washington's desire to get rid of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime during a Tuesday night address to supporters, AP reported.
"The Americans may come and succeed in toppling this or that regime, but this could be a blessing in disguise," Nasrallah told thousands of Shiites marking the anniversary of the 7th-century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
"This American invasion will lead to an unprecedented awakening within this (Islamic) nation and among its youths, and to a holy war and revolutionary (movement) placing this nation before an inevitable decisive battle," he said.
Despite "divisions and weakness" plaguing the Arab and Muslim worlds, Nasrallah said: "We are heading toward the end of divisions and disintegration and to the elimination of the state of Israel from this region and the termination of American arrogance and hegemony over our countries and our resources." (Albawaba.com)
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