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Hezbollah Tells Iran It Would Fight Alone in Any War with Israel

With ally Hamas under attack in Gaza, the head of Iran’s Quds Force visited Beirut in February to discuss the risk posed if Israel next aims at Lebanon’s Hezbollah. This offensive could severely hurt Tehran’s main regional partner, seven sources said.

In Beirut, Quds chief Esmail Qaani met Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for at least the third time since Hamas’ deadly October 7 attacks on southern Israel and Israel’s devastating retaliatory assault on Gaza.

The conversation turned to the possibility of a full Israeli offensive to its north, in Lebanon, the sources said. As well as damaging the Shi’ite Islamist group, such an escalation could pressure Iran to react more forcefully than it has so far since October 7, three of the sources, Iranians within the inner circle of power, said.

At the previously unreported meeting, Nasrallah reassured Qaani he didn’t want Iran to get sucked into a war with Israel or the United States and that Hezbollah would fight on its own, all the sources said. “This is our fight,” Nasrallah told Qaani, said one Iranian source with knowledge of the discussions.

Meanwhile, last Wednesday, March 13, when Nasrallah gave his Ramadan speech, he discussed the Israeli draft bill and commented on Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef’s threat: “If they force us to go to the army, we’ll all leave the country,” in regards to the military draft of the Ultra-Orthodox.

According to Nasrallah, the issue is “a big problem in Israeli society.” He addressed the chief rabbi’s ultimatum and rejoiced: “Let them pack their bags and leave.” Throughout his speech, he argued that the IDF “is exhausted on all fronts,” and that the number of Israeli casualties and wounded is high, thus, Israel wants to draft the ultra-Orthodox. (JPost / VFI News)

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