The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, has warned Israel against potential military strikes against Lebanon.
Nasrallah said the Israeli regime should not think that Hezbollah is preoccupied with the operations in Syria against terrorist groups, saying a strong response awaits Israel if it attacks Lebanon.
The Hezbollah leader said that despite all the propaganda against the resistance group, it gained many achievements in the Qalamoun region on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
He said Hezbollah fighters have liberated many areas from the Takfiri al-Nusra Front militants in the border region.
The Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army now have the upper hand in Qalamoun, Nasrallah said.
He said the battle on the outskirts of the town of Arsal will continue, but emphasized that Hezbollah fighters do not plan to enter the town itself, the liberating of which is the responsibility of the Lebanese army.
On the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group, the Hezbollah leader said the group was originally formed in Iraq, and later spread to Syria.
Nasrallah said ISIL split from the al-Qaeda terrorist group, which was itself created by the US, Saudi and Pakistani intelligence agencies.
On the Saudi military strikes against Yemen, the Hezbollah leader said that Saudi Arabia does not want anyone to criticize the military aggression against its impoverished neighbor.
He said the stance of Hezbollah has from day one been to condemn the Saudi military strikes against Yemen.
Out of the goals declared by Saudi Arabia in the military aggression against Yemen, Nasrallah said, none were achieved.
“Yes, they killed, they destroyed… criminal gangs can do that; aside from that, none of the declared goals were achieved,” he said.
Saudi Arabia has to end the aggression and the blockade against Yemen, the Hezbollah leader said.