Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah the leader of Hezbollah said Washington is making every attempt to paint a black picture of Hezbollah and depict it as a threat to Lebanon.

“The US is doing its utmost to depict Hezbollah as a threat to Lebanon. Americans are actually vying for their own interests and those of Israel. The interests of the Lebanese nation are not a matter of concern to them at all. The US is paying out millions of dollars as part of its attempts to sully the image of Hezbollah, yet such bids are all doomed to failure,” Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech, according to Press TV.

He added that Washington is lying and disseminating fake news about the recent wave of anti-government protests in Lebanon, noting that US statesmen are exercising such a practice as they are beset with their own problems and desperately trying to get to grips with them.

Nasrallah further noted that the US is unable to sideline Hezbollah and push it away from Lebanon’s political arena, describing Washington’s approach vis-vis the Arab country’s domestic issues as “silly and improper.”

“Hezbollah represents a serious threat to Israel’s hegemony and conspiracies. Israel is well aware of the fact that if Hezbollah had wanted to run the (Lebanese) government, it would have taken effective actions against its building of a wall along its shared border with Lebanon and repeated violations of Lebanon’s territorial waters,” Nasrallah said.

The Hezbollah leader called on the Lebanese nation and politicians not to put their trust in the hollow promises coming out of the White House, warning that Americans tend to ‘milk’ others to advance their own interests.

Nasrallah went on to say that the US and the Israeli regime distort comments made by Iranian officials in order to provoke the Lebanese nation against the Islamic Republic.

“We contacted our Lebanese allies, and they assured us that the reports about Iran’s threat to attack Israel from Lebanese territories are fabricated, and no Iranian official has ever made such remarks,” the Hezbollah chief pointed out.

He underlined that Hezbollah is prepared to destroy Israel in case the Tel Aviv regime makes the folly of launching an act of military aggression against Iran, emphasizing that the Islamic Republic is fairly capable of defending itself and responding to US and Israeli attacks.