A year on, Hezbollah says Iran ‘doesn’t need help’ in avenging its top general

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group makes a speech marking a year since the US assassination of Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani and a pro-Iran Iraqi militia leader, and threatens that Iran “doesn’t need help” from its allies and will take revenge “when it decides so.”

Nasrallah says Tehran will not ask any other country or body to conduct the strike on its behalf.

“Iran is a strong country and it will decide when and how to react,” he says. “It doesn’t need to rely on others.”

However, he says that Hezbollah will help preserve an “atmosphere of tension” in the region following the assassinations, in addition to the more recent killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in a strike attributed to Israel.

An image published on Ali Khamenei’s official website on September 25, 2019, showing Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, left, alongside Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, center, and Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. (