Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hizbullah’s Executive Council, said in an August 4, 2022 address that was aired on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that America is Hizbullah's "number one enemy" and that it is striving to destroy humanity under the guise of "civilization, progress, and human rights." He said that America's "arrogance" regarding Russia and China have resulted in a threat to the world’s food supply, and he claimed that Lebanon has foiled many American plots on its soil. In addition, he said that the "resistance axis" would have easily finished off Israel were it not for the protection the U.S. provides it with. For more about Hashem Safieddine, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9393, 7798, and 5624.
Hashem Safieddine: "Despite all of Israel's weapons, capabilities, military expertise, security agencies and technology... We all know that without the protection of America, [destroying Israel] would not require the entire resistance axis. Just part of it would suffice. I won't say that it would take 24 hours — let's show them some respect. It would take 24 days to finish Israel off.
"Our number one enemy is America. America is following the same [old] policies, but under a new and very dangerous guise — the guise of civilization, progress, and human rights. But the truth is that its goal is to destroy humanity. It targets the spirit of resistance among the nations. This is the spirit that allows nations to say 'no' to the tyrants, and to reject that American will.
"Just because Russia is defending itself, like the Russian president said, [the U.S.] has turned the world upside down and mobilized the West and the capabilities of the whole world. The result is that today, the world's food [supply] is in danger, and all the talk about the future of the world has gone somewhere else, as a result of this American arrogance.
"They want to control Russia. They want to control China. What U.S. Speaker of the House [Nancy Pelosi] did in Taiwan is a blatant provocation against an issue that is very sensitive for the Chinese people.
"I am not claiming that [the resistance] has eliminated the entire American plot. The confrontation is ongoing, but we have defeated many American plots in Lebanon."