World Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S. can't hurt it, dismisses sanctions

20:15  13 august  2017
20:15  13 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

Hezbollah chief says ready to battle IS on Lebanon-Syria border

  Hezbollah chief says ready to battle IS on Lebanon-Syria border Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday he was ready to launch an offensive against the Islamic State group on the Lebanon-Syria border, days after forcing Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch from the area. In a televised speech broadcast on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television channel, Nasrallah also demanded news within days about the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by IS in 2014.Nasrallah said "eliminating" IS from the mountainous area known as Jurud along the Lebanon-Syria border "is in the interests of both Lebanon and Syria".

Lebanon ' s Hezbollah says US can ' t hurt it , dismisses sanctions - The leader of Lebanon ' s Hezbollah said on Sunday the administration of U . S . President Donald Trump had no way to harm it , dismissing U . S . sanctions and threats targeting his Iran-backed group.

The leader of Lebanon ' s Hezbollah said on Sunday the administration of US President Donald Trump had no way to harm it , dismissing US sanctions and threats targeting his Iran-backed group.

Hezbollah fighters are seen in Jroud Arsal © REUTERS/Ali Hashisho Hezbollah fighters are seen in Jroud Arsal

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Sunday the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump had no way to harm it, dismissing U.S. sanctions and threats targeting his Iran-backed group.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, speaking in a televised address to mark the 11th anniversary of the end of the 2006 war with Israel, said the U.S. administration had no means "to damage the strength of the resistance".

Trump last month called Hezbollah "a menace" to the Lebanese people and to the entire region.

U.S. lawmakers last month introduced legislation seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah by further restricting its ability to raise money and recruit and by increasing pressure on banks that do business with it.

(Writing by Tom Perry, editing by Larry King)

Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled .
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the "battle continues, and where we go later and it becomes possible to talk about victory...that's a different matter".He did not elaborate on that point.

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