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Jun 19, 2023
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Hizbullah Deputy Sec.-Gen. Naim Qassem: Saudi Arabia Knows The U.S. Cannot Secure It, Is Too Weak To Impede Iranian-Saudi Reconciliation

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Source: Al-Alam Network (Iran)

Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said in a June 13, 2023 interview on Al-Alam TV (Iran) that Saudi Arabia is reconciling its relations with Iran because it has realized that America does not provide protection for it or for "its enterprises" in the region. Qassem said that America will not be able to change the "reconciliation approach that has taken over the region" even though it will try to "place obstacles" before it.

Naim Qassem: "The U.S. is not pleased the Saudi-Iranian agreement. They said that they do not want it, but will not oppose it.

"The main reason is that Saudi Arabia has realized that America does not provide real Protection. To the Saudi enterprise in the region, and cannot guarantee Saudi Arabia's security if it becomes involved in the regional tension.

"It also realized that the continuation of the crisis in Yemen, in particular, would disrupt the Saudi Vision 2030, and that the continuation of the crisis in Syria would undermine the situation in the countries surrounding Saudi Arabia.

"To that I may add the issue of Israeli arrogance. Israel intensifies its attacks on the Palestinians without offering any measure that would give confidence regarding the future. Rather, [Israel] wants to receive normalization from Saudi Arabia and the Arab countries without giving the Palestinians anything. All of this indicates that Saudi Arabia has realized that the continuation of its previous chose is not suitable for it."


"The U.S. will not agree to let the region turn against the American tactic and strategic convictions. They will look for ways to impede some enterprises, and try to become involved. The question is whether the U.S. can do this? Does it possess sufficient capabilities to make changes in the region?

"The U.S. is suffering from weakness, and its disagreement with the Israeli entity is very sharp, and therefore, cannot offer [Saudi Arabia] anything on the Israeli front. In addition, the U.S. is busy with affairs with Ukraine and international affairs. Therefore, I believe it is very unlikely that the U.S. will be able to change the reconciliation approach that has taken over the region. Certainly, however, they will try to place obstacles, if they can."

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