Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned the Zionist regime to take the recent warning of Seyed Hassan Nasrallah seriously and avoid making the same mistake of attacking Hezbollah once again.
“You should take Nasrallah’s ultimatum seriously,” Larijani said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.
Stressing Iran’s firm support for the Palestinian people and resistance groups and their causes, he said the Zionist regime is now locked up inside its borders and cannot do anything outside.
“Don’t try us again,” Nasrallah warned in a televised speech late January during a Hezbollah ceremony commemorating the deaths of six party fighters and an Iranian commander killed in a Jan. 18 Israeli airstrike on the Golan Heights town of Qunaitra.
“We don’t want war but we don’t fear it,” he declared. “The resistance in Lebanon is not concerned with rules of engagement. It is our legitimate and legal right to fight aggression, wherever and whenever it may occur.”
Addressing the Israeli people, Nasrallah said, “If the Israeli thinks that the resistance fears war, I tell them today in the commemoration of the Qunaitra martyrs and after the Shebaa revenge attack, that we don’t fear war and we are not reluctant to engage in it if it is imposed on us.”
“They killed us in broad daylight, we killed them in broad daylight… They hit two of our vehicles, we hit two of their vehicles,” he noted.
“As for the casualties, we’ll have to wait and see,” he added. Six Hezbollah members and an Iranian commander were killed in the Israeli strike. Israel has acknowledged that at least two of its soldiers were killed in Hezbollah’s retaliation, but many speculate the casualty toll to be higher.
The main difference between the two attacks was that Israel did not immediately acknowledge that its soldiers were targeted, while Hezbollah announced Israel’s attack in Qunaitra moments after the strike, he said.