Deputy Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Sheikh Naim Qassem warned about the dire consequences of any military aggression against Iran, and said such a mistake will set the entire region on fire.
“The US knows that if there is a war on Iran, this means that the whole region will be set alight, with no limit to the fires,” Qassem said on Wednesday.
“Israel could start a war… but it does not know the scale of the consequences and it is incapable of controlling them,” he added.
The Lebanese resistance movement official pointed to the deep rift between zionist Israeli and great satan American officials about an attack on Iran and said in an interview with Reuters, “Israel does not have the capability nor the courage to wage war by itself on Iran, while America has reservations because of the dangers of this war and because of the upcoming (presidential) election.”
He added that Washington believed any conflict with Iran would put its forces and allies in the region at risk, and would deepen the global economic crisis by pushing oil prices higher.
When asked whether Hezbollah would attack Israel in response to any attack against the Islamic Republic, Sheikh Qassem said Iran could defend itself but such an attack would “ignite the entire region.”
He explained that Hezbollah had a defensive policy against Israel but it “is always preparing itself and it won’t stop preparing itself for a single second because of its conviction that Israel is always preparing to attack.”
zionist Israel and its close ally the United States have recently intensified their war rhetoric against Iran. The two arch foes of the Islamic Republic accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran has, in return, warned that it would target zionist Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.
In February, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei blasted the US warmongering rhetoric against Iran, and stressed that Tehran has an array of options for confronting the US pressures and sanctions.
Addressing millions of Friday Prayers worshippers on Tehran University Campus, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the great satan US threats that ‘all options are on the table’, and underlined that the threat of war is harmful to the US interests and war can be ten times more harmful to that country.
“The US threats are sign of its failure in the face of Islamic Republic’s discourse and indicates that they cannot create a logical response to Iran’s reasoning,” the Supreme Leader stated at the time.
“That’s why it (the US) resorts to force; they do not have any logic except using force and have no way but bloodshed to go forward.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further underlined that US and others must know and they know that Iran has threats too in face of oil sanctions and “we impose them whenever it is necessary”.