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Reports: Nasrallah Advises Israel to 'Count to Million' before Thinking of New War on Lebanon

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday advised Israel anew against waging any war on Lebanon, warning that his group will not abide by any “red lines” in any future confrontation, media reports said.

“Israel must 'count to one million' before waging any war on Lebanon and we're prepared for any threat,” the reports quoted Nasrallah as telling Iran's state television.

“We are not advocates of war. We are in the defense position,” Hizbullah's chief reportedly noted.

“In the face of Israel's threats to destroy Lebanon's infrastructure, we will not abide by red lines, especially regarding Haifa's ammonia and the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Hizbullah possesses the full courage for this,” added Nasrallah.

Israel's Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz had on Thursday warned that "if Nasrallah dares to fire at the Israel homefront or at its national infrastructure, all of Lebanon will be hit," in response to threats launched earlier in the day by Nasrallah.

Nasrallah advised Israel Thursday to "dismantle the Dimona nuclear reactor," warning that it poses a threat to Israel's existence if hit by his group's missiles.

A 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah killed about 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and around 160 Israelis mostly soldiers before ending in a United Nations-brokered cease-fire.

The Israel-Lebanon border has remained mostly quiet since the 2006 war but there have been sporadic outbursts of violence.


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