Hizbollahs generalsekretær Hassan Nasrallah holdt en videooverført tale på torget i Bint Jbeil søndag, der han sa to interessante ting: USAs drøm om et nytt Midtøsten ligger i grus, og Hizbollah vil aldri slutte fred med Israel.

«There is no new Middle East,» Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah told a mass rally in the southern town of Bint Jbeil, one of the towns hardest hit by the war. «It’s gone with the wind.»

Nasrallah did not personally attend the rally to mark the first anniversary of the war which Hezbollah calls «a divine victory. His speech was relayed to the crowd on a giant screen set up in the main square of Bint Jbeil.

Nasrallah said the guerrilla group would never be at peace with Israel.

«We will not wait for anyone to defend us. We will defend ourselves and our country,» he said. «We possess and we will continue to possess rockets that can hit any area in occupied Palestine if Israel attacks Lebanon,» he added.

«It is impossible to live with a back-stabbing enemy on our border, who has been assaulting us ever since it was born.»

Hezbollah rejects U.S. vision of Mideast