The powerful head of Hezbollah issued a warning that the U.S. will ‘pay’ for its backing of Israel – on a day when the U.S. warned about the importance of avoiding an expanded war as Israel battles on Hamas.
Hezbollah’s secretary general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made repeated reference to the military assets the U.S. has dispatched to the region. U.S. troops in the Middle East have been subjected to repeated attacks since the response to the brutal Hamas attack inside Israel.
‘You, the Americans, know very well that if war breaks out in the region, your fleets will be of no use. The one who will pay the price will be … your interests, your soldiers and your fleets,’ he said, according to a Reuters translation.
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