Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan NasrallahPhoto: Reuters

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah terror group, cited American Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's words several days ago stating that current American President Barack Obama had founded ISIS - and agreed with him.

During a event for Hezbollah supporters in Southern Lebanon, Nasrallah cited Trump, emphasizing: "The American Presidential candidate is saying this. What he says is based on documents and facts."

Nasrallah, who sent thousands of his soldiers to Syria in order to take part in the fight against ISIS alongside fighters of the Syrian regime, has asserted for some time now that the US helped found ISIS in order to create instability in the Middle East.

After Trump's words caused an uproar in the press, Trump emphasized that his words were only "sarcasm," and that Obama and Hilary Clinton had not literally founded ISIS.

Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager, also downplayed Trump's comments: "frankly, a lot of stuff over the last week ... it's him being distorted. For the last week or so, he's been very focused and very much on his game."