Nasrallah Threatens

Hezbollah chief says Iran will strike U.S. bases if Israel attacks

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Terrorist kingpin Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iran-allied group Hezbollah, pledged retaliation against the United States on Monday if Israel attacks Iran.

Speaking to Lebanese television, Nasrallah claimed that Iran and Hezbollah have already decided on a reponse to an Israeli attack, saying "the response will be very great."

He further stated that "If Israel targets Iran, America bears responsibility," and pledged that "The response will not be just inside the Israeli entity - American bases in the whole region could be Iranian targets."

It is likely not a coincidence that Nasrallah's statement comes on the heels of a report indicating that the U.S. secretely conveyed a message to Iran saying that it did not condone an Israeli attack and Iran should not retaliate against U.S. military assets in the region.

Iran appears to have taken the message as a sign of weakness, and an indication that the U.S. can be intimidated into inaction.

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