As the Unites States continues to target Islamic State (IS) militants through a series of airstrikes inside Syria, the Hezbollah claims that the US is not 'morally qualified' to lead an anti-terrorism coalition in the area.
The secretary-general of the group, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, said that his party -- the anti-West militant group -- has said that the Obama administration has no moral rights to launch attacks on the ISIS militant groups because US is the "mother of terrorism" as it supports the terrorist Israeli entity.
The Shia leader further added that the US has itself participated in establishing the terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq and in other countries, according to the Syrian pro-government newspaper Syria Times.
Nasrallah was further cited as saying that the international coalition, which is currently supporting the US-led fights against the Sunni hardliner militants, was created to protect the US interests at the expense of the Arabs and their governments. He further noted that such a coalition is a pretext for a foreign intervention in the region.
"Lebanon must not be part of this US-led international coalition because it endangers its interests," he said.
The comments come as the United Nations on Thursday adopted a binding resolution compelling states to prevent their citizens from joining the jihadists in Iraq and Syria in a bid to tackle the IS hardliner Islamic group, which has wreaked havoc in large areas of Iraq and Syria over the months, also declaring the area as their 'caliphate'.
US president Barack Obama chaired the UN session and urged global leaders to dismantle the IS "network of death".
"The words spoken here today must be matched and translated into action...within nations and between them, not just in the days ahead but for years to come," he said.
In an earlier speech at the UN General Assembly, he had condemned IS, saying: "there can be no reasoning – no negotiation – with this brand of evil".