Hizbullah leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, speaking to the Lebanese daily A-Safir Tuesday morning, said his organization would not relinquish its missile and rocket arsenal, Army Radio reported. Nasrallah said that Hizbullah would use the weapons only if Lebanon was attacked again on a large scale by Israel.
Middle Israel: To Hassan Nasrallah
"We have just finished the war and are in no hurry to conduct operations in the Shaba Farms, although we reserve the right to do so. No one can send Israel reassuring messages on this matter for free," he said.
According to Nasrallah, the once legendary IDF "became an example of failure and embarrassment in this war.
"It [the IDF] used everything it had, except for nuclear weapons, but failed to reach the goals it set - to destroy Hizbullah and its rocket infrastructure, and to release the two soldiers who were captured. Olmert's main success in this long and wide-ranging war was to force me into a bomb shelter."
Regarding a future confrontation with the IDF, Nasrallah said that Israel would need to consider "a thousand considerations" beforehand.