Hezbollah leader accuses Netanyahu of ‘starting regional war’

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Beirut, Oct 2 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of undermining the Iran nuclear deal and igniting a war in the region.

“He (Netanyahu) is currently working with (US President Donald) Trump to undermine the deal and to lead the region into a war,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking the 10th day of the Ashura commemorations, Xinhua reports.

Ashura is the mourning day among Shiites to mark the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was killed and buried in Iraqi city of Karbala in A.D. 680.

“They do not have a correct assessment of where this war will lead if they ignite it, and do not know how it will end,” said the Hezbollah leader, warning the Israelis of paying “a huge price” because of Netanyahu’s “foolish policies.”

He further addressed the Israelis, saying that the Israeli government was leading his country to destruction and end, stressing that the capabilities of Hezbollah should not be underestimated.

“I call on non-Zionist Jews to leave occupied Palestinian territories to the countries they came from, as they might not have time to leave if a new war begins,” Nasrallah said.

–IANS

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