Iran’s UN mission threatens ‘obliterating war’ if Israel launches Lebanon offensive

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran’s mission to the United Nations said on Friday that if Israel embarks on a ‘full-scale military aggression’ in Lebanon against Hezbollah, ‘an obliterating war will ensue.’

The warning came after the Israel Defense Force attacked several Hezbollah positions, in response to the Iran-backed terror group’s latest barrage on northern Israel hours earlier, amid escalating tensions on the Lebanese border.

Writing on X on Friday, the Iranian UN mission said that if Israel were to launch a war on Hezbollah, ‘all options, including the full involvement of all resistance fronts, are on the table.’

Foreign Minister Israel Katz responded Saturday on X: ‘If Hezbollah does not cease its fire and withdraw from southern Lebanon, we will act against it with full force until security is restored and residents can return to their homes.’

And, he added, ‘⁠A regime that threatens destruction deserves to be destroyed.’

Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance,’ which includes Hezbollah, Hamas, Yemen’s Houthis, and other groups in Syria and Iraq, has been targeting Israel since October 7, when thousands of Hamas-led terrorists stormed southern Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking 251 hostages, sparking the war in Gaza…”

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