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Nasrallah: George Nader offered Hezbollah money in return for abandoning ‘resistance’ to IsraelAccording to Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, George Nader was sent to Lebanon by Dick Cheney to offer his organization money in exchange for abandoning the armed conflict with Israel. Hezbollah made this claim after Nader’s name came up in the investigation into the 2016 U.S. election.
Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, told supporters in a televised address on Sunday that the United States offered to financially support Hezbollah and remove them from international terror watch lists on the condition that they end their attacks on Israel. Nasrallah claimed that after the attacks of September 11, 2011, he was scheduled to meet a Lebanese reporter who he later found out was an American citizen personally sent by Dick Cheney, Vice President to George W. Bush.
Nasrallah did not mention George Nader by name at first, only saying his name after what Nasrallah called the “scandals in the United States and the investigations that have brought this name forward.” Nasrallah’s speech, part of his electoral campaign to secure votes for the May 6 Lebanese parliamentary elections, claimed that the offer included financial support to rebuild southern Lebanon, a removal of Hezbollah from the terror watch list, the release of Hezbollah’s prisoners and Hezbollah’s entry into the government.
In exchange, Nasrallah claims Nader asked for Hezbollah to “work for the Americans as security forces” in Lebanon, as well as drop their stance as the “resistance” against Israel. Nasrallah said that the offer was made on behalf of Dick Cheney. Currently, Nader serves as an advisor to the heir of Abu Dhabi and has been a recent high-profile figure in investigations surrounding his relation to the 2016 U.S. election.
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