Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday said that Israel's ongoing bombardment of Gaza "may force everyone" to act, the AFP news agency reported.
"The crimes of the Zionist regime have crossed the red lines, and this may force everyone to take action," Raisi said on X, formerly Twitter.
"Washington asks us to not do anything, but they keep giving widespread support to Israel," he added.
"The US sent messages to the Axis of Resistance but received a clear response on the battlefield," he said, using a term often used by Iranian officials to refer to the Islamic Republic and its allies like Hezbollah, the Houthi rebels in Yemen and other Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria.
Raisi’s warning comes two days after Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, warned Israel that Lebanese and Palestinian Arab terrorists had their "finger on the trigger" to respond to an Israeli ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
During the second week of the war against Hamas, which began on October 7, Iranian proxy Hezbollah and other groups in Lebanon began upping their attacks as well, targeting towns and military installments in northern Israel with rockets and anti-tank munitions. IDF forces have responded as needed.
A Wall Street Journal report after Hamas’ October 7 attack claimed that Iranian security officials helped plan the attack and gave the green light for the assault at a meeting in Beirut.
However, a senior Hamas official later denied that Iran helped the terrorist organization plan its surprise attack on Israel.
Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also denied any Iranian involvement in the Hamas attack.