Hezbollah Chief Accuses U.S. of 'Exploiting' Arab Spring Uprisings

Nasrallah says Americans will try to 'stir sedition' when it realizes its allies in the Arab world will no longer 'be in its service.'

Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday accused the United States of trying to exploit the Arab Spring revolts that took place in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

"The Americans want to polish their image in the Arab and Islamic worlds, which have voiced rejection of the criminal US administration's policies," Nasrallah said in an interview with Al Manar television, which is run by the Lebanese Shiite movement.

An image grab taken from Lebanon's Hezbollah-run Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivering a televised speech at an undisclosed location in Lebanon on July 2, 2011.AFP

He claimed the "West will try to stir sedition when it realizes that the upcoming regimes (in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) will not be in its service," and cautioned the leaders in those countries to "realize that the achievements of the revolution must be preserved."

Referring to the ongoing violence in Syria and the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, Nasrallah, a main ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, defended the regime.

"The Syrian regime is being attacked because it does not abide by the rules of the Americans," he said.

Nasrallah said that although Assad has expressed a willingness to carry out reforms, "but what is wanted in Syria is not reforms, but to topple a regime who is against the US administration.”