Khamenei’s Military Advisor: Hizbullah Rockets to Hit Israel if Iran Attacked
The military advisor to Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei has warned Israel against attacks on Iran's nuclear sites saying Hizbullah would retaliate with its Katyusha rockets.
Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi told Iran's Arabic-language satellite channel al-Alam that in case of an attack by Israel, Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will join the fighting.
"There will be no need for Iran to launch ballistic missiles at Israel, because all the Zionist cities are within the range of our ally Hizbullah's Katyushas,” Safavi, who is the former chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, said.
"We have obtained extensive intelligence on all the Zionist regime's military maneuvers, including the joint exercises with NATO in the Mediterranean Sea and the joint drill with Italy, which focused on long flights," he said.
He added that the Iranian military forces are considering the worst scenarios.
There is growing concern about Tehran's alleged quest for a nuclear weapon and feverish speculation that Israel might be considering a preemptive strike on its atomic sites.