Hezbollah's Nasrallah Agrees With Trump: U.S. Created ISIS

'This is an American presidential candidate who is saying this. What he says is based on facts,' Lebanese terror group's leader says.

A Hezbollah supporter wears a hat with Hezbollah flag, as he listens to Hassan Nasrallah, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. May 20, 2016. The Arabic words on the right read:"A martyr holds the victory ensign."
Hussein Malla, AP

Donald Trump has found at least one person who agrees with his allegation that the U.S. administration founded the Islamic State group.

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group quoted Trump at a rally in the country's south Saturday, saying the presidential candidate's statements were based on facts.

Hassan Nasrallah says: "this is an American presidential candidate who is saying this. What he says is based on facts and documents."

Trump this week described President Barack Obama as the "founder" of ISIS. Trump later said the claim was intended as sarcasm.

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Nasrallah, who has sent thousands of his fighters to Syria to shore up President Bashar Assad's forces, has long claimed that the U.S. helped create and fuel the rise of Islamic extremists to destabilize the Middle East.

Speaking on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the end of the Second Lebanon War, Nasrallah also said Israel wasn't carrying out attacks in Lebanon because it was deterred in the 2006 conflict, which he claimed ended in a victory for the Shi'ite militia.

One of Hezbollah's main achievements in the war, Nasrallah added, was the Israeli public's distrust of the military. Even 10 years later, he said, Israel has been unable to restore confidence in the military, adding that while in 2006 Lebanese feared an Israeli invasion, today Israelis fear an invasion by Hezbollah.