Iran Vows Support for Hezbollah Against Israel

Iran Vows Support for Hezbollah Against Israel
Iran Vows Support for Hezbollah Against Israel

Iran vowed to back Hezbollah "by all means" against Israel if Jerusalem launches an offensive in neighboring Lebanon.

Kamal Kharrazi, top advisor to Iran’s supreme leader, issued a stark warning that a conflict in Lebanon could result in a regional war involving all Arab nations.

"All Lebanese people, Arab countries and members of the Axis of Resistance will support Lebanon against Israel," he said. 

Kharrazi noted that "the expansion of war is not in the interest of anyone – not Iran or the U.S.," but his comments came just one day after a top Iranian commander said he was itching for the opportunity to levy more strikes against Israel.

Speaking to the families of Palestinians killed during the fight in the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Amir Ali Hajizadeh said he is "hopeful" another strike will be carried out against Jerusalem following the first attack in April.

The comments were in reference to the more than 300 drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles Tehran reportedly fired at Israel on April 14, the majority of which were stopped by Israeli and U.S. forces.

The strike marked the first time Iran directly attacked Israel despite years of proxy fighting and apparent covert hits on top military targets.

Hajizadeh, who has played a critical role in developing Iran’s drone and missile program, did not say what the next attack against Jerusalem would look like but promised to continue supporting militants in the ongoing war against Israel.

Hajizadeh's comments came just days after Iran’s mission to the United Nations also threatened an "obliterating war" against Israel if it launched an offensive in Lebanon against Hezbollah – a scenario Taleblu said Iran is using to exacerbate a "cycle of violence against Israel."