Nasrallah said Riyadh has been trying to pick a fight with Hezbollah since 2005.
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Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Tuesday sought to dispel fears of sectarian violence following tensions with Saudi Arabia, but ramped up his scathing diatribe against the kingdom, accusing it of putting the squeeze on Lebanon to end his party's criticisms of Saudi policy.Nasrallah rejected charges that Riyadh's decision to halt $4 billion in military aid was motivated by positions taken by Hezbollah or Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, a party ally."Saudi Arabia is angry with Hezbollah since it dares to say what only a few others dare to say against its royal family," Nasrallah said.He said if Saudi Arabia had a problem with Hezbollah, it should take it up with the party itself and not target Lebanon, its people, Army and Hezbollah's allies. It wasn't until Saudi Arabia launched its war in Yemen that Hezbollah could no longer remain silent, he added.
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