Nasrallah: Arabs Have Much to Learn from Chavez

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the most popular leader in the Arab world, addressed a crowd of Lebanese supporters in a videoconference on 7 January 7.

Yesterday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that he would expel the Israeli ambassador in Venezuela.  He, of course, did this in order to show his support for the Palestinians.  Venezuela is very close to America, it is a neighbor of America.  This is Chavez.  He did this because of his humanity, his sense of revolution, and, in this way, he dealt a severe blow to those who are now hosting the ambassadors of Israel in their capitals and do not have enough courage to even think about telling them to leave.

Today, Arab leaders need to take lessons from this Latin American leader.  They have to learn how to show support for the people of Palestine.

خطاب الامين العام السيد حسن نصر الله في العاشر من محرّم

Dubbed in English by Press TV

The text above is an excerpt from a transcript of Hassan Nasrallah’s Ashura address published by Press TV on 8 January 2009.