Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has slammed Saudi Arabia with claims that “Wahhabism is more evil than Israel”.
In a speech on Tuesday, he justified his comment stating that the Wahhabi ideology seeks to destroy others and eliminate Islam and its history.
Nasrallah denied accusations of sectarianism as he called for support to destroy Wahhabism and its “project that was launched in 2011”, in an apparent reference to the Arab Spring.
Nasrallah asserted that the unrest raging in Syria wasn’t a sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia sects, but one against the Wahhabi ideology that Saudi Arabia exports.
Hezbollah is an ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Iran, and its troops have fought alongside Syrian regime forces against opposition factions.