Nasrallah: War against Iran will engulf the whole region

In speech on "Al-Quds Day", Hezbollah leader denounces US peace plan, says it must be confronted.

Elad Benari, Canada,

Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah terrorist organization, warned on Friday that if a war broke out against Iran, the whole Middle East region would "erupt".

US President Donald "Trump, his administration, and his intelligence know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran's borders", Nasrallah said in a televised speech in honor of the Iranian Al-Quds Day.

"Any war on Iran will mean the whole region will erupt, and any American forces and American interests will be permissible" as a target, he warned.

Nasrallah also denounced the US peace plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict, describing it as a "historic crime".

"Our duty is to confront the 'Deal of the Century,'" said Nasrallah, using the name which has been given to the Trump administration’s peace plan.

"It's a void deal... a historic crime," he added.

"The goal of the ‘Deal of the Century’ is to strengthen Israel's presence and eliminate the Palestinian issue - this is a false deal and the axis of resistance will prevent it from materializing," declared Nasrallah, according to Channel 13 News.

The Hezbollah leader also addressed his own group’s capabilities and claimed, "Israel is afraid of us and keeps talking about our rocket capabilities. We will be able to take over large areas inside Israel in the next war."

“Israel, despite its military capabilities, is weaker than ever before,” continued Nasrallah, who also claimed that Israel fears missiles from Lebanon, Gaza and Syria.

The economic part of the Trump administration’s peace plan is scheduled to be presented at an economic conference that will take place in Bahrain on June 25 and 26.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has already announced that it will boycott the economic conference and has rejected the US peace plan before it has even been unveiled, claiming it is biased in Israel’s favor.

Al-Quds Day, in honor of which Nasrallah was speaking, is an Iranian commemoration which takes place annually on the last Friday of Ramadan. During the day, Muslims hold rallies around the world which are used to incite against Israelis and Jews.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)