Saudi Arabia responsible for all chaos in region: Nasrallah

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says Saudi Arabia is responsible for all the chaos in the region.

“Al Saud (the Saudi ruling family) is responsible for any killing and massacre in the region,” Nasrallah said in remarks published by Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar.

He also held Saudi Arabia responsible for the bloodshed and killing of people from all tribes and sects in Lebanon, saying Riyadh paid the costs of all wars in the region, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nasrallah said that the role of the Saudi government, since the establishment of the Riyadh regime, has been to serve the interests of Israel and the United States in the region.

The chief of the Lebanese resistance movement said Saudi Arabian officials oversee the activities of the terrorists from al-Qaeda and Daesh groups in Yemen despite knowing that the terrorists will pose a threat to Saudi Arabia itself in the future.

Riyadh began bombarding Yemen on March 26 without a United Nations mandate. The strikes are meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.

The existential danger in the region is Wahhabism, Nasrallah said, adding that there are efforts to expand Wahhabism to the entire world.

Sunni Muslims are not Takfiri and Wahhabi, he stressed, adding that Wahhabis form a tiny fraction of the Muslim population in the world.

He blamed the Saudi regime for its “inhumane” and “Daesh-like” behavior in the recent deadly crush during the Hajj rituals in Mina, near the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi officials intentionally refused to help the pilgrims and left them in critically hard situations for hours, he said.

The Hezbollah chief also praised the efforts by Iran to publicize the deadly incident.

The bodies of of pilgrims killed in a crush lie on the ground during Hajj rituals in Mina, Saudi Arabia, September 24, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

If it had not been for the Iranian efforts, the Saudis would have covered up the Mina tragedy, quietly buried the dead, and imprisoned anyone they wanted, he stressed.

The crush happened on September 24 after two large masses of pilgrims fused together. Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization puts the death toll from the crush at around 4,700 people, including 464 Iranians. Saudi Arabia, however, says some 770 people have been killed.

By Press TV