The leader of Lebanon’s terror group Hezbollah boasts it now possesses “highly accurate” missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent the group from acquiring such weapons.
Hassan Nasrallah didn’t offer specifics on the weapons in his traditional televised speech commemorating Ashura, a top religious holy day for Shiite Muslims. He tells supporters they need to be confident in Hezbollah’s capabilities and that the regional balance of power has changed.
He claims Israeli strikes in Syria to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring precise missiles were ineffective.
“I tell (Israel) no matter what it did to cut the route, it is over. It has already been achieved,” he says, adding that Hezbollah “now possesses precision missiles and non-precision and weapons capabilities.”
Hezbollah has thousands of fighters in Syria supporting President Bashar Assad’s forces in the civil war.
“If Israel imposes a war on Lebanon, Israel will face a destiny and reality it didn’t expect any day,” Nasrallah says.
Israel worries Hezbollah has been improving its capabilities and has acknowledged carrying out scores of strikes in Syria, most of them believed aimed at halting suspected arms shipments for Hezbollah.