Israeli defense chief: Lebanon will pay for Iranian meddling

  31 January 2018    Read: 1155
Israeli defense chief: Lebanon will pay for Iranian meddling

Israel's defense minister says that should war erupt again with Lebanon that country will "pay the full price" for Iran's entrenchment.

Avidgor Lieberman says Wednesday that Hezbollah guerrillas have sacrificed Lebanon's national interests by subjugating fully to Iran. He says, as a result, all of Lebanon will be fair game in a future war.

Speaking to the Institute for National Security Studies' annual conference, Lieberman says the Lebanese army will be targeted and "if citizen of Tel Aviv are forced to sit in shelters, all of Beirut will too."

Israel and Hezbollah fought a fierce, monthlong war in 2006.

Israel has recently been warning of Iran's increasing efforts to turn Lebanon into "one giant missile site." Israel's chief military spokesman this week said it was "prepared for all the scenarios."

AP


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