Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group, is calling on his supporters to donate funds as it comes under tighter sanctions from western countries, the Associated Press reported.
The rare call came during a televised speech on Friday, a few days after Britain joined the United States in banning the group as a terrorist organization.
The U.S. has increased its pressure on the group recently, placing several sets of sanctions on Hezbollah and its regional backer, Iran.
“The resistance needs your support … because we are in the heart of the struggle,” Nasrallah said. He added that the group will face sanctions with “patience and steadfastness.”
“We can survive this war,” he said, according to the report.