Hizbullah deputy leader: We're not expecting war with Israel soon

Hizbullah deputy leader

Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Kassim does not expect a war between Israel and his guerrilla organization in the near future, according to a Sunday report in the Kuwaiti paper Al-Rai. Kassim stressed, however, that Hizbullah would be ready for war even if it was to break out tomorrow. Internal politics in Israel, the state of Jerusalem-US relations, and Hizbullah's strength were the main factors preventing another round of fighting, he was quoted as saying.