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Newsmax: Hezbollah Leader: Wider Middle East Conflict Realistic Possibility

  |   By Polling+ Staff

11/03/2023 Tehran, Iran. In a pro-government rally in the Islamic Republic of Iran, people gathered at Imam Hossein Square in Tehran on November 3, 2023, to watch Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah's speech regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. Among the crowd, Lebanon's Hezbollah flags and Palestinian flags were proudly waved. During the speech in Beirut, Nasrallah addressed the Israeli army's attack on Gaza and issued a warning to Israel about a potential attack on Lebanon. (Photo by Hossein Beris / Middle East Images / Middle East Images via AFP) (Photo by HOSSEIN BERIS/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)

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Hezbollah Leader: Wider Middle East Conflict Realistic Possibility 

The Newsmax story reports:

“Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, speaking for the first time since the Israel-Hamas war erupted, warned Friday that a wider conflict in the Middle East was a realistic possibility.

A formidable military force backed by Iran, Hezbollah has been engaging Israeli forces along the Lebanon-Israel border in the deadliest escalation since it fought a war with Israel in 2006.

Hezbollah has been escalating day by day, forcing Israel to keep its forces near the Lebanese border instead of the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, Nasrallah said in a televised address.

‘What’s happening on the border might seem modest but is very important.’  

Nasrallah blamed the United States for for the war in Gaza and the high civilian death toll and that a deescalation in the besieged enclave was vital to prevent regional war.

Nasrallah also said his militia is not deterred by U.S. warnings to stay out of the Israel-Hamas war.

He referred to U.S. military deployments in the region, saying ‘your fleets in the Mediterranean … will not scare us.’ He said that Hezbollah is prepared for all options.

He said his group had ‘entered the battle’ with the past weeks’ unprecedented cross-border fighting. ‘We will not be limited to this,’ he said, suggesting escalation was possible.

Still, Nasrallah stopped short of announcing that Hezbollah is fully engaging in the war.”

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