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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned on Wednesday that failure to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program would spell “war in the region,” accusing Israel and some Arab countries of trying to derail talks.


World powers failed to reach an agreement with Iran over the weekend to curb its controversial nuclear program in exchange for some relief from crippling Western sanctions despite marathon high-profile talks in Geneva.

“What is the alternative to a deal with Iran and the countries of the world,” he asked. “The alternative is war in the region.”

And he pointed the finger at Israel, accusing it of being in league with Arab countries.

“Israel does not want any accord that would avert war in the region. It is regrettable that some Arab countries take the Israeli side in its murderous choices,” he added

“It is regrettable that (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu is the spokesman for some Arab countries.”

This was a thinly veiled reference to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which Nasrallah accuses of accuses of prolonging the bloodshed in Syria by sending arms and encouraging jihadists to join the war.

“These countries reject any political solution that would stop the bloodbath and destruction in Syria. They also strongly oppose any accord between Iran and the countries of the world,” he said.

“We have two allies – Iran and Syria,” he said, adding: “We are sure of that alliance.”

Reported By Alakhbar