Hezbollah chief slams US silence on Israeli, Saudi crimes in Palestine, Yemen

2022-03-09 12:13:20
Hezbollah chief slams US silence on Israeli, Saudi crimes in Palestine, Yemen

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has sharply criticized the United States for exercising double standards on human rights.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech broadcast live from Beirut on Tuesday evening, saying Washington has remained silent on decades of Israeli atrocities against Palestine as well as the horrendous criminal acts that the Saudi-led coalition is perpetrating in war-torn Yemen.

He said the treatment of the recent wave of refugees from Ukraine has exposed the discrimination by Western nations based on religion, race, and color.

“While US officials accuse Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine, they tend to turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed against civilians in all their wars. The United States has carried out crimes worldwide, spanning from Japan to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia. US warplanes have bombed Afghan weddings, turning them into funerals,” Nasrallah said.

He added, “What can Americans say about the massacres being perpetrated by Zionists in Palestine and Israel’s war crimes? What can they say about the siege of the Gaza Strip? What can they say about the massacres of the Saudi-American aggression in Yemen? What can they say about the blockade of Yemen?”

The Hezbollah chief noted that thousands of trials should be held to bring American and European military officials to justice for crimes committed in Algeria, Libya and elsewhere in the world.


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