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Hezbollah head Nasrallah warns war against Iran would ‘engulf’ Middle East

Tehran, May 1: The head of Lebanon’s political and armed movement Hezbollah has on Friday warned any war against Iran would cause an eruption in the Middle East region.

According to Al-Jazeera news reports, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said the United States “know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran’s borders. The entire region will burn”, leading to “annihilation” of all the American forces and interests in the region.

Iran-backed movement head made these comments during a televised speech as emergency summits of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Arab League, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took place in Saudi Arabia’s province of Mecca.

The emergency meetings were taken up in order to counter what Riyadh has called Tehran’s growing influence in the Middle East, following heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

The US, Arab League, the GCC and the European Union (EU) considered Hezbollah as a “terrorist” outfit and have yet fought several wars with Israel.

Nasrallah has stated the idea of war in the Middle East is “far-fetched” as the US and its allied know they would need to pay a heavy price for aggression against Iran, but refused the group had factories producing them.

Meanwhile, he also slammed a US-led peace process to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute that the US president has dubbed as a “deal of the century”.

“This deal is a loss of Palestinian, Arab and Islamic rights,” Nasrallah said.

He said “it’s a void deal … a historic crime” of a peace plan, which has been already dismissed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as it is likely to favour Israel, largely.



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