The Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Movement, Sheikh Nabil Qavouq, has warned that Israel is probably going to attack Lebanon in the coming days.
“Despite all the internal fractions and the continuation of the crisis in Syria, the Resistance is ready and prepared to defeat Israel at any time, marking a victory for Lebanon that would change the regional equations. The Syrian crisis would never stop us from our main priority that is [our] preparedness to confront any attack by the Zionists in the future,” Qavouq said.
On Tuesday a car bomb rocked a stronghold of Hezbollah in the south of the Lebanese capital, setting several cars on fire and wounding 37 people in a major security breach of a tightly-guarded area.
On the same day an attempted suicide attack in the Iranian southern city of Chabahar failed after the security guards of the governor’s office recognized the attacker.
Political observers describe these two attacks against Iran and its close ally Hezbollah on same day as a warning from Saudi Arabia and the US to Iran and Hezbollah about their role in Syria’s fighting against the rebels.
In recent months Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has been successful in defeating rebels in most of Syria.
To get more insight into the subject, Iran’s View interviewed Middle East Analyst Hossein Sheykholeslam. Mr. Sheykholeslam served as a political deputy of Iran’s Foreign Ministry for 16 years and also as Iran’s ambassador to Syria for three years. He is now The International Affairs Advisor to Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s Parliament.
“The Muslim world and the influential countries in West Asia and North Africa are trapped in an American-Israeli plot, [due to which] their ability and power to fight against Washington and Tel Aviv is wasted in fighting each other,” said Sheykholeslam, adding “The White House and Tel Aviv officials know they are not able to fight Muslim countries in military ways, so they have tried to counteract the anti-Israeli anti-American potential of the nations in the region through engaging them in a conflict against each other.”
The Parliamentary Advisor in Foreign Affairs referred to Israel’s defeats in its military attacks against Hezbollah in the past. “In 2006 the Zionist Regime fought against Hezbollah for 33 days and was defeated. The next war took 22 days [ending in Israel’s defeat] and during the last one Israel could attack Gaza for only 8 days and for the first time a small part of Palestine and the Palestinian nation was able to defeat the whole of Israel and impose its conditions for a ceasefire on Tel Aviv. Therefore Israel cannot start a new military attack due to Hezbollah’s deterrence.”