Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday claimed there is a connection between the recent blacklist of his organization as a terrorist group by Gulf states with the desire of royal Saudi family and other Gulf regimes to normalize relations with Israel.
Speaking at a memorial for a Hezbollah commander killed in Syria and quoted by Haaretz, Nasrallah declared that normalizing ties with Israel will fail because most of the Arab people still regard Israel as an enemy and an “occupier”.
According to Nasrallah, the blacklist of Hezbollah was an expression of anger and disappointment on the part of the Saudis and their allies after their failures in Syria and Yemen.
"He who fails gets angry and the one who gets angry makes decisions that vent his rage and frustration and looks for scapegoats, and this time Hezbollah and Lebanon became the scapegoats," he said, according to Haaretz. (READ MORE)