Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday said that recent warnings made by Israeli officials that Lebanon will be dealt a heavy blow if Hizbullah attacks Israel, do not scare the Shi'ite organization and will not cause it to change its goals, reported Israel Radio.
During a speech to mark the Shi'ite Muslim Ashoura festival, Nasrallah said that gone are days in which Israel threatened or intimidated his organization. He added that Israel has been waging a psychological war that has failed, and that Hizbullah is better today than it was in the past.
Commenting on the international tribunal investigating the assasination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, Nasrallah again blamed Israel and the US for conspiring to divide, and stir tensions between, Shiites and Sunnis.
He stressed that Hizbullah rejects any attempt to blame it for Hariri's muder and promised that the organization would defend its honor.