Nasrallah: Hezbollah will strike Israel's nuclear facilities if war breaks out

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 21, 2016 21:19

Hezbollah leader threatens that if a future war breaks out with Israel, his terrorist group won't refrain from striking nuclear facilities.

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Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah appears on Al-Manar television

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah appears on Al-Manar television. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened on Monday that if a future war breaks out with Israel, his Shi'ite Lebanese terrorist group will strike all targets in the Jewish state "without any limits."

"If the Israeli army escalates its aggression against Lebanon, Hezbollah will strike all the strategic targets in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the nuclear facilities," Hezbollah-linked TV station Al Manar quoted Nasrallah as saying in a televised interview on Al Mayadeen.

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The Hezbollah leader continued, stating that Israel is aware of Hezbollah's possession of rockets that can strike anywhere in the country.

In addition, he claimed that: "Hezbollah possesses all the details about the positions of the petrochemical, biological and nuclear facilities across Palestine."

While Nasrallah asserted that Hezbollah does not want to start a war with Israel, he added that his organization "does not grant Israel any security guarantees."

Nasrallah also took a stab at Arab nations in the region, seemingly in light of their decision to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

"Israel does not respond to the Arab regimes' demands, but some Arab countries work for the sake of the Israelis," he was quoted as saying.

On March 11, the Arab League labelled Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as Sunni-Shiite tensions rise across the Middle East.

Earlier in the month, the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) named Hezbollah a terrorist organization, opening up the possibility of further sanctions against the Iran-allied group that wields influence in Lebanon and fights in Syria.

The Sunni Muslim dominated council - representing Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar - already imposed sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim group in 2013 after it entered Syria's war in support of President Bashar Assad.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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