Nasrallah: “As long as Iran has money, we have money”


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah admitted on Friday that his group is “frank about the fact that Hezbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its arms and rockets, come from the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

In a speech marking 40 days after the death of senior Hezbollah commander Mustafah Bedreddine in Damascus, Nasrallah derided the new US sanctions against his party, claiming that Hezbollah “will not be affected ” because it does not use any banks.

“We totally reject this [U.S.] law until the Day of Judgment. … Even if the law is applied, we as a party and an organizational and jihadi movement, will not be hurt or affected,” Nasrallah said

“As long as Iran has money, we have money… Just as we receive the rockets that we use to threaten Israel, we are receiving our money. No law will prevent us from receiving it…”

“The law will not have any financial impact on Hezbollah. I have said before that we do not have commercial or investment projects and commercial institutions that operate through banks,” he said,

Nasrallah’s remarks come around two weeks after a bomb blast targeted the Beirut headquarters of BLOM Bank, the second largest bank in the country.

Several parties were quick to point the finger at Hezbollah over the bombing due to the fact that the attack coincided with the row with the banking sector.

Nasrallah did not mention in his speech the June 12 bombing of BLOM Bank, which was among the financial institutions in the country that froze Hezbollah-linked accounts.

Nasrallah’s speech, according to analysts is a major embarrassment to the Obama Administration, since it appears that by ending the sanctions against Iran in return for the nuclear agreement the US is now “playing a critical role in assisting and facilitating the ways through which Hezbollah receives this significant aid from the Iranian government.”

  • Rudy1947

    Lebanon is essentially a suburb of Tehran with Nasrallrat and his fellow Hizzbillies in control.

    • Zenobia

      Think about it like this…in any place of the world there must be someone in control, whether you call it a “government”, “state” or other names…so if you believe that Hezb is “a state within a state” and you agree they are the stronger state, since they are “in control” then they are the main state! So they are the government! So where’s the problem dumbo?

      • Rudy1947

        Silly gibberish…….oh, dumbo!

        • Zenobia

          Truth hurts…your ilk typical reaction when mentally challenged with logic and common sense something you are not used to.

          • Rudy1947

            LOL, you actually think that this gibberish is meaningful?

          • Zenobia

            Now I think you cannot even read, or very likely you lack of brain cells for simple logic!

          • Rudy1947

            Read what???

          • Zenobia

            Then I’m now sure you are an old fart with very bad memory. LOL

          • Rudy1947

            And you are a juvenile with very poor gibberish.

          • Zenobia

            Well I have the proof now. Truth hurts you. Truth corners you. Truth makes you angry! (:-P)

          • Rudy1947

            Well thank you young man. I’ll take your advice and give it all the consideration it is do.

          • Rascal

            Where did the mental midget go? All his comments are deleted.

          • Rascal

            I think we have a new Khameneist Cyber warrior displaying how well he has been brainwashed with disinformation.

      • Rascal

        Iran is the master of sneaky and passive occupation. Where they are lacking, is in actual fighting force. Iran should be kissing Russian azz for keeping the war alive and well because before, Hezb/Iran were loosing on every front.
        This war is far from over and Hezb is burning its bridges at both ends. I will enjoy watching them fall.
        BTW, don’t get too close to the Golans, the Russians let Israeli air force whack Hezb/Iran Generals at will and there is not a damn thing Iran can say about it and even less they can do.
        I await the latest batch of jihad martyrs.

    • doron

      The problem was that none of hezbollah supporters ever admited their goal to rule lebanon .consistantly emphasising their loyalty to the state while acting inxependently.
      Since this guy just publicly admited it, you can just agree with him 🙂

      • doron

        And now he deleted his comment lol….
        Went shia on you again :)))

  • Rascal

    In essence, Nassy admitted he does not need Lebanon and is in fact under Iranian protectorate. You could go as far to say that Hezbullahstan is a separate mini-state of Iran and should not have any input on Lebanese politics or Lebanese government money. They have made their choice not to be part of the fold, so what is the rest of Lebanon doing to move forward without the interference of Hezb/Iran?

    • Zenobia

      “so what is the rest of Lebanon doing to move forward without the interference of Hezb/Iran?”

      Simple! “the rest of Lebanon” are moaning about Hezb while the garbage piles are growing bigger and bigger and bigger…

      • Rascal

        Yes, Iran and its paid mercenaries, Hezbullah, have paralyses the Lebanese government.

        • Zenobia

          Only Iran and Hezb? Not Saudia? Not Hariris? Not Geageaeet degenerates?

          • Rascal

            If your reading and comprehension are sound, you will find this article deals with the Party of shiite god problem exclusively and how they are pawns of Iran. Minions if you will. When an article comes up that focuses on the Saudis you can speak about them all you like, but in the meantime stop with the typical Shiite diversion tactics and comment on how you support Hezbullahstan as an independent colony controlled by Iran. I think Lebanon should separate and look out for themselves as Hezb wants to be another province of Syria with an Ayatoolah master in Tehran. How can you not see this ?

          • Zenobia

            But you are a Sunnah sectarian turd who cannot comprehend anything!

          • master09

            Who is not attending parliament ???

          • 5thDrawer

            hehehe .. the ‘Coalition’ … correct? 😉 (too many ‘parties’ ..)

  • Barry

    Well, at least he is honest!

    • 5thDrawer

      So is El Supremo, in the ‘great belief’. ;-))

    • Rascal

      It has been 35 years in the making for him to be honest. Shiites feel quite confident right now in the internal consumption of their own BS.

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘Anal’ysts are such idiots ….