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Hezbollah: Iran Will Attack U.S. Bases If Israel Bombs Iranian Nuclear Facilities

Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
Sept 4, 2012

Iran will attack American targets in the Middle East if Israel launches a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared on Monday night, fueling an already tense situation in the region.

The radical Shi’ite leader, whose group is often viewed as an Iranian proxy in Lebanon, said he doubted Israel would attack, but warned that if it did, Iranian officials have told him that “the retaliation will be huge.”

“Iran will not forgive a strike against its nuclear facilities,” Nasrallah said in an interview with the Beirut-based, pan-Arabist satellite channel Al-Mayadeen. “The Zionist entity will not be the only target. American bases in the region will be targets, too.”

Iran would target the U.S. “wherever” possible, he said, because Israel does not act independently of the U.S. and America would be held responsible for Israel’s actions.

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