News ID: 317034
Published: 0353 GMT October 12, 2021

US bears responsibility for Daesh attack on Afghan mosque: Hezbollah chief

US bears responsibility for Daesh attack on Afghan mosque: Hezbollah chief

Lebanon should seek US sanctions waiver to import Iran fuel

International Desk

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Monday held the United States responsible for a Daesh-claimed deadly terrorist attack against a Shia mosque northeastern Afghanistan.

Nasrallah said "the Wahhabi terrorist organization” committed the cringe while the US "bears responsibility" for the bloodshed.

“The US administration, the CIA and all those who are involved in supporting Daesh, are responsible for the blood that has been spilled,” he said in a televised speech three days after the bombing on worshipers offering Friday prayers in the city of Kunduz killed over 60.

Figures and information that emerged before the US exit from Afghanistan in the summer point to Washington’s role in transferring Daesh terrorists from Iraq and the eastern bank of the Euphrates River to Afghanistan, the Hezbollah leader noted, according to Press TV.

"Daesh’s job today is to create a state of internal tension that leads to civil war in Afghanistan," Nasrallah said, adding that "the responsibility of the current authorities in Afghanistan is to protect citizens regardless of their religion or sect".


Sanctions waivers

Separately, Nasrallah repeated calls for the Lebanese cabinet to seek a US sanctions waiver to import Iranian fuel and alleviate crippling shortages.

Nasrallah said the government should make power shortages a priority, adding the total blackout that occurred on Saturday when Lebanon's two largest power plants ground to a halt was like a "clinical death" for the country.

"Let the government ask for a sanctions waiver and let the Lebanese companies go and buy ... and then we will withdraw from this file completely," Nasrallah said, according to Reuters.

“What more can the Islamic Republic do for Lebanon today?” he asked.

The Lebanese resistance movement has been coordinating Iranian shipments of fuel oil and gasoline for Lebanon since August as shortages spread amid an economic meltdown.

Iran, hit by US sanctions on its oil exports, sends the fuel oil shipments organized by Hezbollah to the port of Baniyas in Syria and from there they are transported by truck to Lebanon.

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on a visit to Beirut last week, said Tehran was ready to build two power plants in Lebanon, one in Beirut and the other in the south of Lebanon, in a period of 18 months.

On Monday Nasrallah urged the cabinet to respond to his offer. 


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