Nasrallah recognizes the financial blockade and the narrow "wide" on Hezbollah in Lebanon[/size] Twilight News
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The Secretary-General of Hezbollah has called on his supporters to donate to the group, which is under heavy economic sanctions imposed by Western countries led by the United States, expected to take action against the party escalating trend.
"I declare today that the resistance needs ... support," he said in a speech delivered on a giant screen during a commemoration of the founding of the Islamic Resistance Support Organization, which is concerned with securing the party's financial, logistical and social support.
"The current sanctions are part of the psychological economic and psychological war," he said.
"The sanctions and the terrorist regulations are part of the economic and moral financial war against the party," he said, adding that "we may face some difficulties and some distress" and expected sanctions to be tougher "on our supporters and on us."
"In Lebanon they imposed a siege and extensive restrictions, and listed the names of companies, traders, institutions and associations on the terrorist list ... and on the list of sanctions."
The appeal came a few days after Britain joined the United States in banning Hezbollah completely and classifying it as a terrorist organization.
Commenting on the British move, Nasrallah said, "We have to expect other countries to take the same step."
The United States has classified Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization" for years and imposes economic sanctions on its leaders and collaborators.
Washington has increased pressure on the party recently, imposed a new package of sanctions as well as punish its regional backer Iran.
In November, Javad Nasrallah, the son of Hezbollah's secretary-general, was included on her black list of "global terrorists."
The European Union put what Hezbollah's military wing called its "terrorist organizations" list in 2013.