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US cannot disarm Lebanon’s Hezbollah through sanctions: Russian ambassador to Beirut

Press TV – August 1, 2020

The Russian ambassador to Beirut says US officials are under the illusion that they can disarm the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement through sanctions.

“Disarming Hezbollah is the primary purpose of US sanctions… I do not think that such a goal would be achieved through this method. The United States will not manage to force Hezbollah into laying down its weapons. This is an illusion,” Zasypkin said in an exclusive interview with Beirut-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network on Friday.

In late October 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration imposed a new round of sanctions on Hezbollah, targeting individuals and international organizations that do business with the group.

“Over the past year, we have levied the highest sanctions ever imposed on Hezbollah, in a single year, by far. Just a few moments ago, I signed legislation imposing even more hard-hitting sanctions on Hezbollah to further starve them of their funds. And they are starving for them,” Trump said during an event in Washington, DC, that marked the 35th anniversary of an attack on US marine barracks in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Zasypkin added, “We (Russia) have made efforts in Syria. This is not only beneficial to Syria, but also to Lebanon as it protects the country against the potential threat of terrorism. If terrorism prevails in Syria, it will be easy for thousands of terrorists to cross into Lebanon, and this would lead to the partitioning of the country.”

He noted that Iran plays a positive role in the Middle East region, condemning the recent harassment of an Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut by two US fighter jets over Syria.

“Americans are creating problems and violating international law. The goal is to create tensions and reestablish their presence, role and influence,” the Russian diplomat said.

He went on to say that the balance of power in Syria is changing. “Over the past four years, the balance of power had been in the interest of terrorists. The ensuing terrorism allowed outsiders, including the US-led coalition, to come into play.”

“I think Americans have numerous problems there (in Syria), but al-Tanf region is still under their control. They are clinging to the area in order to have influence. Their main goal is to sever ties between Iran and Syria,” Zasypkin pointed out.

He noted that Moscow honors the principle of non-interference in Syria’s domestic affairs, lauding “close relations” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad as well as military forces of the two countries.

Zasypkin said Russian and Syrian institutions are closely cooperating with each other in various fields, including combat against terrorism, maintenance, reconstruction and humanitarian activities.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Russian ambassador pointed to the recent rafts of economic sanctions against Syria under the so-called Caesar Act.

“The United States has used the leverage of sanctions for decades against Russia, Venezuela, Cuba and Iran. The essence of the idea has been to starve people in those countries in a way that they would ultimately turn against their own ruling systems. The scheme is now being applied to all countries,” Zasypkin highlighted.

He added, “Caesar Act is broad and comprehensive, and affects other parties since Syria has been under sanctions for a long time. Foreign companies are now targeted by the ruling. It is a preemptive battle against the possibility of restoration of ties between Syria and Western or Arab parties.”

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  1. Flailing ineffectually about at the behest of their Zionist masters. Of course the Zios would like to see Hezbollah disarmed, as that would remove the sole obstacle to their long-cherished plan of annexing southern Lebanon, exterminating or expelling all the people who live there, and sluicing off every drop of the water of the Litani River for the benefit of Jews only. No good, I’m afraid, chaps.

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    Comment by traducteur | August 1, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Americans are creating problems and violating international law. The goal is to create tensions and reestablish their presence, role and influence,” the Russian diplomat said”.

    It’s time that the USA told Israel to fight their own battles, but, of course, Israel has such a strangle hold over the USA Government that the Military Industrial Complex “Rules the day” in Washington.
    So, don’t worry, more young American troops(cannon Fodder) will be sent in to fight Israel’s wars, while Israel sits on its FAT ASS, and enjoys the slaughter……..
    To HELL with israel.


    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 1, 2020 | Reply

  3. Was the Beirut explosion a result of Lebanon dumping the US dollar for cryptocurrency?

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    Comment by Guilded Rage | August 4, 2020 | Reply

    • Countries like Russia, China, Venezuela, Lebanon, etc etc are fed up with being bullied by the USA, and, sometime down the track, they will be looking to disconnect from the US Dollar. I presume that the USA has an answer, when it happens….well, they’d better have anyway…..


      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 4, 2020 | Reply

  4. In 1997, the Central Bank of Lebanon pegged the Lebanese Lira to the U.S. dollar at 1,507 to 1. Now, with Scamdemic, sanctions & IMF destabilization, the Lira trades 9,600 to 1. Was the Beirut explosion US-Israel retaliation using photovoltaic golden nanoparticle technology to blast Lebanon into submission after self-preservation forced them to dump the US dollar for cryptocurrency? Is that why altcoins took a dip today?

    Integration of Gold Nanoparticles to Modulate the Ignitability of Nanothermite Films

    Is that what caused all 3 of the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11? If so, it confirms both US & Israel pre-planted explosives in the towers & explains why Building 7 collapsed and why Flight 93 was shot down after it missed its target.

    Is it just a coincidence that Scamdemic has caused David Bruck, the new defense attorney for five men charged in the 9/11 attacks, to requests a 30-month delay to prepare his case for a trial that was scheduled for January 2021?

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    Comment by Guilded Rage | August 4, 2020 | Reply

  5. “Is that what caused all 3 of the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11?”

    Whatever brought down the 7 Towers on “9’11” certainly wasn’t what that load of absolute rubbish, The NIST REPORT, said happened.
    Larry Silverstein knows what happened because he admitted that HE decided to “Pull Building 7”. And it hasn’t occurred to anyone in the American hierarchy to put Silverstein into a Court of Law, and put a blowtorch on his ass, for an explanation.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 4, 2020 | Reply

  6. Additionally, is that what happened to all those missing gold ingots under the World Trade Center, or did it all get laundered to Israel?

    Gangs [aka CIA/Mossad mafia] from Israel and Spain, North African [aka Mizrahim, slavetrading Benghazi rebel] cannabis dealers and [Sephardic] cartels from Mexico and Colombia are among those using China [or Hong Kong, tbh] as a haven where they can safely hide money, clean it, and pump it back into the global financial system.

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    Comment by Guilded Rage | August 4, 2020 | Reply

    • The missing Gold Ingots were missing from a Safe that had been OPENED using the combination(s). And there is no record of the person(s) who held the combinations, being even questioned as to “what happened to the GOLD”

      The “Official ” 9/11 story, STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN……!!! And, it is not going to be properly investigated either….!!

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 4, 2020 | Reply

  7. Must’ve been Mista’arvim!

    Five men detained as suspected conspirators | About eight hours after terrorists struck Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers, police in Bergen County detained five men who they said were found carrying maps linking them to the blasts.

    The five men, who were in a van stopped on Route 3 in East Rutherford around 4:30 p.m., were being questioned by police but had not been charged with any crime late Tuesday. The Bergen County Police bomb squad X-rayed packages found inside the van but did not find any explosives, authorities said.
    However, sources close to the investigation said they found other evidence linking the men to the bombing plot.

    “There are maps of the city in the car with certain places highlighted,” the source said. “It looked like they’re hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park.”

    Sources also said that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as if they had detected explosives, although officers were unable to find anything. The FBI seized the van for further testing, authorities said.

    Sources close to the investigation said the men said they were Israeli tourists, but police had not been able to confirm their identities. Authorities would not release their names.

    [According to the police report, one of the passengers told the officers they had been on the West Side Highway in Manhattan “during the incident” — referring to the World Trade Center attack. The driver of the van, Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers, “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.” The other passengers were his brother Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari.]

    East Rutherford officers stopped the van after the FBI’s Newark Field Office broadcast an alert asking surrounding police departments to look for a white Chevrolet van, police said.

    Sources said the FBI alert, known as a BOLO or “Be On Lookout,” was sent out at 3:31 p.m.

    It read:

    “Vehicle possibly related to New York terrorist attack. White, 2000 Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration with ‘Urban Moving Systems’ sign on back seen at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, at the time of first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center.

    “Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion. FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals.”

    Business records show an Urban Moving Systems with offices on West 50th Street in Manhattan and on West 18th Street in Weehawken. Telephone messages left at the businesses Tuesday evening were not immediately returned.
    Business records show the owner as Dominik Suter of Fair Lawn. A woman answering the telephone at Suter’s home acknowledged he owned the company but refused to comment further. She also declined to identify herself.

    A business traveler staying at the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel said she watched state troopers drive the suspects away in a procession of state police cars about 5 p.m.
    The woman, who asked not to be identified, said the people detained appeared to be white men.


    Comment by Guilded Rage | August 5, 2020 | Reply

    • You mean the five Dancing Israeli’s?…………..The NIST report never mentioned them. No One was tried in an American court relating to “9/11”, but whisked away to GITMO BAY…….”9/11′ was a massive Fraud, and high ranking American’s up to the President were involved.
      The official “STORY” of 9/11 is utter “BOVINE EXCRETA”…….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 5, 2020 | Reply

      • Don’t tell me what I mean! I know what I wrote and it was crystal clear what I meant…just like your limited hangout reveals who you are and what you’re about!

        ICYMI, directly contradicting NIST’s claim that World Trade Center 7 was the first tall building in the world to collapse primarily due to fire, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Report concludes that the “only way it could have fallen in the observed manner is by the near-simultaneous failure of every column” aka controlled demolition!


        Comment by Guilded Rage | August 5, 2020 | Reply

        • Cool down mate….I’m not arguing with you, I’m agreeing with you……


          Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 5, 2020 | Reply

          • I’m cool as a cucumber; that which you say “I’m agreeing with you” remains to be seen.


            Comment by Guilded Rage | August 6, 2020 | Reply

            • Sorry…I didn’t realise that you were hyper sensitive.


              Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 6, 2020 | Reply

              • NOPE. I’m not “hyper sensitive”… I’m just vigilant!


                Comment by Guilded Rage | August 6, 2020 | Reply

  8. Beirut
    An Acrostic by Steven Magallanes
    Barbarous moroccans invade.

    Electromechanical timers bobble.

    Inward wats explode.

    Raging busts bomb.

    Unimaginative tommies come.

    Thoughtful lebanese boast.


    Comment by cblraider2011 | August 5, 2020 | Reply

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