Hezbollah Will Retaliate If Israel Attacks Iran, Mehr Reports

Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah will retaliate against Israel if it attacks Iran, Mehr reported, citing a top Iranian military commander.

“If the Zionist regime takes any actions against us, resistance groups, especially Lebanon’s Hezbollah given their deep role in our defensive strategy, will respond,” Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the Iranian supreme leader’s senior military adviser said, according to the state-run news agency.

“The foolishness of the Zionist regime’s officials in threatening Iran is bringing residents of the occupied territories one step from the graveyard,” Rahim Safavi said in Tehran Sept. 14, according to Mehr.

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