Nasrallah Defies Israel, Says Group Has 'Highly Accurate' Missiles


Hizbullah said Thursday it had acquired "precision missiles" despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability.

"It has been done. The resistance now owns precision missiles" as part of its weaponry, Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address during the key Shiite commemoration of Ashura.

Israel this month acknowledged carrying out more than 200 strikes over the past 18 months in war-torn Syria, where Hizbullah fights alongside Israel's arch-foe and Shiite powerhouse Iran in support of the Damascus regime.

Israel has said it is working to stop both Iran and Hizbullah from acquiring sophisticated arms.

"Attempts in Syria to block the way towards this (missile) capability" have failed, Nasrallah said.

"If Israel imposes a war on Lebanon, it will face a fate that it never would have expected."

Israel has fought several conflicts against Hizbullah, the last in 2006.

The Israeli military believes Hizbullah has between 100,000 and 120,000 short-range missiles and rockets, as well as several hundred longer-range missiles.

Late Monday, an Israeli raid hit Syria's coastal province of Latakia to prevent what the Jewish state said were deliveries of advanced weaponry to Hizbullah.

The same evening Syrian air defences downed a Russian military plane by mistake, killing all 15 on board.

Russia also backs Syria's government militarily and it was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Moscow intervened in the conflict in 2015.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country was "determined to stop Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and the attempts by Iran, which calls for the destruction of Israel, to transfer to Hizbullah lethal weaponry (to be used) against Israel".

Nasrallah accused the Israelis of trying to kill him "day and night". He has lived in a secret location for decades and rarely appears in public.

The Hizbullah chief also reiterated his support for Iran, after the United States withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal in May.

Washington reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic last month, and a new round of even harsher sanctions targeting Iran's vital oil sector is set to go into effect in early November.

"It is our duty today to stand by Iran, who in a few weeks' time will face a dangerous deadline -- the start of American sanctions," he said.

Nasrallah accused the United States of "going to all the world's capitals in a bid to besiege" Iran, as Washington seeks support for its measures against the country.

Comments 12
Thumb eagledawn 20 September 2018, 13:22

The day this evil iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.

Thumb s.o.s 20 September 2018, 13:59

Allahu Akbarrr!

Thumb warrior 20 September 2018, 17:51

"It is our duty today to stand by Iran, who in a few weeks' time will face a dangerous deadline -- the start of American sanctions," he said.

Why is it your duty ya irani?

Thumb shab 20 September 2018, 18:45

Filthy murdering militia bragging over more weapon. No contribution to society.

Thumb thepatriot 21 September 2018, 11:00

shab! This is exactly the point! "No contribution to Society"!!
Even worse, they do not pay taxes, Electricity, and have their own state from within.
On another hand... they wage wars... and we pay the price... TFEH!

Thumb s.o.s 20 September 2018, 20:45

The average monthly wage in Venezuela equals ل ل ٢٥٠٠ ,/ $1.80 so I wonder what will happen to Iran ? In Ethiopia, it’s $30! Qui dit mieux?

Thumb s.o.s 20 September 2018, 21:49

And the anti tanks weapons are free ya sha77ad? Still living in your imaginary world with your imaginary friends? Seek help ASAP. Money is power, and power is what your sectarian terrorist organization wants, l’argent c’est le nerf de la guerre.

Thumb sevilla 21 September 2018, 04:43

You speak of honor?
What does a traitor know about honor?

Thumb enterprise 20 September 2018, 21:02

DNA - 20/09/2018 نصرالله المنتصر: كفى يا إسرائيل!!!

Thumb liberty 21 September 2018, 04:06

Nasrallah Defies Israel

........... from his underground hideout in dahiya:-)

Thumb justin 21 September 2018, 08:46

أدرعي عن نصرالله: يهدد ويبقى في السرداب

رد المتحدث باسم الجيش الإسرائيلي أفيخاي أدرعي على تهديدات الأمين العام لحزب الله حسن نصر الله قائلا: “إن عشرات السنوات ولغة تهديد نصرالله لا تتغيّر، يخطب من وراء شاشة كبيرة ويصرخ بصوت عالٍ، سندمّر، سنضرب، سنهزِم. يصرخ أمام جمهوره لدينا ولدينا. ولكن في النهاية، يبقى في السرداب مع أكاذيبه. نعم، في السرداب أو أي اسم آخر تريد إطلاقه على مكان اختبائك”.

وأرفق أدرعي تغريدته بفيديو يسغر فيه من نصرالله.

Thumb scorpyonn 21 September 2018, 08:51

The missiles are Iranian- they are probably poorly made and will inevitably miss their mark. In fact, they may do a U turn and go back and fall on these Iranian slaves who launch them! I hope Israel takes out Iran.