According to Hezbollah’s satellite station, Al-Manar, Nasrallah believes that Israel is taking advantage of the opposition to the Iran nuclear deal to strengthen ties with Arab countries.
“The Zionist entity is taking advantage of the events taking place in our region in a bid to normalize ties with several Arab states,” Nasrallah said.
“We guarantee that Iran will pave the way for any Muslim or Arab country to lead the resistance project if they bear the responsibility of defending Palestine,” he added.
Many analysts fear that Iran will use the roughly $150 billion in sanctions relief it secured in the nuclear deal to increase its support for terrorist proxies such as Hezbollah.
Meanwhile, reports indicate that Nasrallah has beefed up his own personal security, with the help of Iran, amid threats by the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terror groups. According to the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Nasrallah has a team of 150 combat-ready “Royal Guards” that protect him. According to the reports, only six men are allowed into his personal bunker under Beirut, and he navigates through a series of tunnels in southern Beirut in order to access the city’s international airport.