The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said that the American “Deal of the Century” initiative, led by President Donald Trump, was heading towards failure due to the weakness of Saudi influence in the region.
“This matter needs more time and thought, but the deal certainly faces real problems and there is a great possibility of its collapse because of the Palestinian consensus on its rejection. There is no Palestinian official or leader who will sign off on any deal that gives Jerusalem to the Zionists,” said Nasrallah, during a speech at a ceremony in the southern suburb of Beirut, marking the twelfth anniversary of the July 2006 war with Israel.
Nasrallah contended that “one of the most important factors that is pushing the deal of the century towards failure is the retreat of the regional axis led by Saudi Arabia in the region.”
He explained that “Saudi Arabia has great problems in the Gulf and the world, with Qatar and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and with Canada.” Nasrallah also pointed out that “Saudi Arabia intervenes in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. They held the head of the Lebanese government while rejecting any political criticism. Even in the Muslim world, Saudi Arabia is creating tension “
In his speech, Nasrallah explicitly addressed the conflict in Yemen and the human catastrophe in that country. “How is the image of Saudi Arabia after the war on Yemen and the humanitarian crisis there from starvation and cholera?” the Hezbollah leader asked.