BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah group warned Friday of "regional war" if Iran is attacked or there are military attempts to aid rebels in Syria.
Hassan Nasrallah spoke during a visit to a neighborhood in southern Beirut, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. He suggested Israel and the United States should heed the words of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran.
"I'm not threatening, but anyone with sense can see that an Israeli-U.S. strike on Iran, or military involvement in Syria, will lead to a regional war," Nasrallah said. "And I believe Khamenei when he says Iran can thwart any attack on its nuclear facilities."
Nasrullah suggested Israel is afraid to launch another attack on Lebanon.
"Israel will think twice before it attacks Lebanon since it knows well the kind of power the resistance and Hezbollah have in the country," he said.