Activists have circulated a video on social media websites featuring Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah admitting that Iran funds his terrorist militia and provides it with weapons and missiles to destabilize the Middle East.
In the video, Nasrallah said Tehran pays the expenses of Hezbollah, including food, drinks and arms' bills.
I publicly say to the world that the budget and expenses of Hezbollah are paid by Tehran. As long as Iran has money, so does Hezbollah, Nasrallah said.
It has been long known to political observers that Iran played a key role in giving birth to the Lebanese Shia militant group in 1982.
For over three decades, Iran’s financial, military, intelligence, logistical, and advisory assistance to Hezbollah have been well known.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its elite force, the Quds force, transformed Hezbollah to be one of Iran’s most important and powerful regional and international proxies.
Nevertheless, what highlights the significance of Nasrallah’s speech is the fact that this is the first time in which he is announcing and publicly confirming that his group is receiving full monetary and arms support from the Iranian government.