Hizballah leader denies Iran, Russia are about to dump Assad

Hassan Nasrallah, Hizballah’s secretary general, denied Tuesday that Iran and Russia had decided to pull their backing from Syrian President Bashar Assad and stop supporting his army. In a televised speech, he dismissed rumors of Assad’s imminent downfall as psychological warfare against him. On the Yemen civil war, Nasrallah said that Saudi intervention shows its ambition for regional hegemony, But Riyadh is heading for a major defeat, he said. Its depictions of the Yemen war are a “big deception.”

Regarding  Syrian military setbacks in battle, the Hizballah chief said that if a city like Idlib falls, it is important to analyze why this happened not to play the blame game.

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