Hezbollah: Iran will hit back if Israel attacks

Head of Hezbollah's political wing said that "The first shot fired from the Zionist entity towards Iran will be met by a response of 11,000 rockets in the direction of the Zionist entity. This is what military leaders in the Islamic republic have confirme

Hezbollah: Iran will hit back if Israel attacks
Israel says if Lebanon becomes Hezbollah state, it uses military forces. Bur Hezbollah responsed that Israel will be targeted by thousands of rockets if it attacks Iran, a senior official of Hezbollah said on Sunday.

There has been speculation that either the United States or Israel could attack Iran's nuclear facilities, although both have said force should be a last recourse in curbing a nuclear programme which they suspect aims to build atomic weapons.

Iran, which says its nuclear programme is peaceful, is the main backer of Hezbollah -- a Lebanese political and military group which fired thousands of missiles into Israel during a 34-day war in 2006.

"The first shot fired from the Zionist entity towards Iran will be met by a response of 11,000 rockets in the direction of the Zionist entity. This is what military leaders in the Islamic republic have confirmed," said Mohammed Raad, the head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc. His remarks were reported by the National News Agency.

Hezbollah has not said what it would do in the event of a conflict between Iran and Israel.

Tehran has said it will respond severely to any attack. Israel staged an air force exercise in June that triggered speculation about a possible assault on its nuclear sites.

Both Hezbollah and Israel have said the group has expanded its missile capability since the 2006 conflict.

Reuters
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