Nasrallah: Israel will not attack Iran without US green light

Hezbollah chief makes TV appearance to dissipate rumors of his assassination, provides new details on Geneva talks, says Netanyahu's statements regarding nuclear Iran are 'psychological warfare'

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday: "I am not of the opinion that Israel is prepared to attack Iran's nuclear facilities without a green light from the Americans."


Nasrallah added that "The US does not want war. It's tired of wars, and that cleared the way to nuclear understandings."  


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Addressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks on the nuclear deal, the Hezbollah chief said the prime minister's statements were "psychological warfare." 


Nasrallah interview on OTV (Photo: AFP) (Photo: AFP)
Nasrallah interview on OTV (Photo: AFP)


Reportedly, rumors of Nasrallah's injury during an alleged assassination attempt in Lebanon by Syrian rebels prompted the reclusive Hezbollah leader to make Tuesday's appearance on Christian Lebanese television channel OTV.


According to Nasrallah, the beneficiaries of the agreement between Iran and world powers are the people of the region, including residents of the Gulf states: "There were local and international officials who pushed the option of warring with Iran."


Nasrallah interview (Photo: AFP) (Photo: AFP)
Nasrallah interview (Photo: AFP)

In the interview, which was broadcast live on the Lebanese channel, Nasrallah detailed American failures in the Middle East and said that there is a new reality in Europe and America.


Regarding the potential for normalization between Iran and the US, the terror organization's secretary-general said it was too early to tell.


"The Iranians always said that when the Americans recognized their rights, then Tehran would be ready for dialogue," he said, claiming, "There is a turning point in America."


He also shed new light on the negotiations in Geneva: "According to what I understood from the Iranian delegation, the Americans wanted to discuss further issues during talks, but Tehran representatives only wanted to discuss nuclear issues."



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