Iran threatens Israel over Lebanon


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Israel not to mount a new offensive in Lebanon.

Apparently responding to current fighting in Gaza and speculation that Israel could go to war against Lebanese Hezbollah and Syria in the coming months, Ahmadinejad said Thursday: “If you think that by bombing and assassinating Palestinian leaders you are preparing the ground for new attacks on Lebanon in the summer, I tell you that you are seriously wrong.”

“If this year you repeat the same mistake of the last year, the ocean of nations of the region will get angry and will uproot the Zionist regime,” Ahmadinejad told a rally in the Iranian city of Isfahan, referring to the July-August war between Israel and Hezbollah.

In fact, many Sunni Arabs at first backed Israel’s attacks on Hezbollah, a Shi’ite militia sponsored by Iran, and have since stepped up peace overtures toward Jerusalem. 


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