Nasrallah warns Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in war between US and Iran

Supporters of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group listen to a speech by leader Hassan Nasrallah, via a video link, during a rally marking Hezbollah Martyr's Day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, November 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Supporters of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group listen to a speech by leader Hassan Nasrallah, via a video link, during a rally marking Hezbollah Martyr’s Day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, November 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Hezbollah leader says Tehran has ability to ‘bombard Israel with ferocity and force,’ claims group has bolstered its arsenal with precision missiles that can reach Eilat

(SOURCE)    The head of the Hezbollah terror group warned Friday that Israel would be drawn into any war between the US and Iran and could be “wiped out” in such a conflict.

“Iran is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force,” Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview broadcast on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television.

“When the Americans understand that this war could wipe out Israel, they will reconsider,” Nasrallah said.

His comments came amid soaring tensions between the US and Iran and just hours after US House of Representatives voted to restrict US President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran, voicing fear that his hawkish policies are pushing toward a needless war.

It was not immediately clear if Nasrallah was referring to Iran’s arsenal of long-range missiles or the tens of thousands of rockets and missiles that Iran has supplied the Lebanese Hezbollah.

In this photo provided November 5, 2018, by the Iranian Army, a Sayyad 2 missile is fired by the Talash air defense system during drills in an undisclosed location in Iran. (Iranian Army via AP)

Earlier in the interview Nasrallah said his Iran-backed group had significantly improved its military capabilities since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

“Our weapons have been developed in both quality and quantity, we have precision missiles and drones,” he said in the interview to mark 13 years since the war.

During the interview Nasrallah held a map of Israel and pointed to strategic targets, which he said Hezbollah could hit, including Ben Gurion Airport, arms depots, petrochemical and water desalinization plants, and the Ashdod port.

He also claimed his missiles could hit the southern Israeli city of Eilat on the Red Sea.

Nasrallah hinted his organization had acquired anti-aircraft missiles, saying he preferred to keep an ambiguous stance, adding that the Lebanese terror group now had “game-changing offensive capabilities and weapons.”

Israel has long warned that Hezbollah plans to try and invade northern Israel in any future war and recently uncovered several attack tunnels built deep into Israel that were supposed to allow their fighters to enter into Israel.

Hezbollah supporters take part in a rally to mark al-Quds day in Beirut, Lebanon, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

However, Nasrallah said he was confident there would not be a war, because Israel feared the consequences.

He also said regional players were working to prevent a war between the US and Iran. “Our collective responsibility in the region is to work towards preventing an American war on Iran,” he said.

He said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had no interest in a conflict erupting.

In recent weeks the US has sent thousands of troops, an aircraft carrier, nuclear-capable B-52 bombers and advanced fighter jets to the Middle East, and fears are growing of a wider conflict after mysterious oil tanker attacks near the Strait of Hormuz blamed on Iran, attacks by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen on Saudi Arabia and Iran’s downing of the US military drone.

The USS Abraham Lincoln sails south in the Suez canal near Ismailia toward the Persian Gulf, May 9, 2019. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

Iran has recently begun surpassing uranium enrichment limits set in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in response to Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the accord a year ago.

The US has also re-imposed tough sanctions on Tehran’s oil exports, exacerbating an economic crisis that has sent its currency plummeting.

Nasrallah also said that the group had recently begun withdrawing it’s fighters that were supporting the Damascus regime in neighboring war-torn Syria.

“We are present in every area that we used to be. We are still there, but we don’t need to be there in large numbers as long as there is no practical need,” he said.

The head of the Iran-backed Shiite movement, which has been fighting in Syria since 2013, did no quantify the extent of the reduction.

A Hezbollah armored vehicle sits at the site where clashes erupted between Hezbollah and al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Wadi al-Kheil or al-Kheil Valley in the Lebanon-Syria border, July 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Backed by Russia and Iran, the Damascus government has taken back large swathes of territory from rebels and jihadists since 2015, and now controls around 60 percent of the country.

Nasrallah said none of his fighters were currently involved in fighting in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib, where regime and Russian forces have increased deadly bombardment on a jihadist-run bastion since late April.

He spoke after Washington announced fresh sanctions Tuesday against Hezbollah, targeting elected officials from the movement for the first time.

“All dealings with the Syria file has nothing to do with the sanctions or the financial austerity,” he said.

Hezbollah is considered to be a terrorist organisation by the United States, and is the only faction not to have disarmed after the Lebanese 1975-1990 civil war.

But it is also a major political player in the small Mediterranean country, taking 13 seats in parliament last year and securing three posts in the current cabinet.

9 thoughts on “Nasrallah warns Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in war between US and Iran

  1. That’s the part about all of this that worries me. I don’t think Iran has the muscle to really affect us besides our navy, but Israel much closer and much easier to destroy. I fear they will face the collateral damage if we ever go to war!

  2. They have NO idea what they’re talking about. Israel will defeat them, period. God will not allowed any nations to wipe out Israel off the map.

    Don’t you finding it is strange that Hamas, Hezbollah, among other Arab fighters didn’t attack at the Israel and all they did was TALKING TRASH, MAKING THREATEN, ETC. Oh sure they shot many rockets at the Israel, but where were the enemies Armies touching the Israel land? They are afraid of the Israel!!!!!! 1967 and 1973 Israel won and Arab nations were stunned.

    If I remember correctly, I can’t remember when year was it, Russian President Putin have said that Israel can defeat Iran. Russian government know that Iran are weak and they are not match against the Israel. Just because Russian government thinking they have strong army and weapons that can beat the Israel which is coming of Mog/Gog War. I honestly believe that the leader would be Putin.

    Just dawn on me while typing this, do you think it is possible Obama will backing Iran to attack the Israel? I won’t be surprised.

  3. Not according to Zechariah 12. That prophecy shows that Israel will be victorious, and the nations arrayed against her will be destroyed.

  4. Thanks for your comment Kenneth Green!

    Whatever happens God is in control, and God will protect Israel! But that doesn’t mean they won’t suffer loss, however they won’t be destroyed according to God’s word.

    God bless! Maranatha!

  5. Thanks for your comment Jim!

    You are right brother, God will protect Israel, however they could suffer damage but never be wiped off of the map! The Iranian leaders like to talk out of both sides of their mouth, like you said, talking trash.

    I think Obama is against Israel, and I believe that Obama would back any nation that attacked Israel, period.

    God bless! Maranatha!

  6. Thanks for your comment TEP336!

    You’re right, God said that Israel will devour all of the surrounding peoples on the right and the left, but we also know that God will protect Israel during the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 38. The Iranian leaders like to threaten, they thrive on telling lies and threatening, and one day soon they will act on those threats, but God will defeat them. For those who believe that God is finished with Israel and the Jews they are dead wrong, all they have to do is read and study Zechariah and Ezekiel to know the truth!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  7. Iran understands that America is a bought and paid for Saudi proxy, so their attacks will focus on crushing the Saudi menace.

  8. Thanks for your comment Foxbat!

    Iran is pushing the limits, and one day it will go too far, one day soon it will fall, it is written.

    God bless! Maranatha!

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