Hezbollah has the capabilities of hitting any target in Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said during a speech to the group’s supporters in the Lebanese southern city of Tyer on April 21.
“The forces of the resistance today have the ability, the power and the missiles to hit any target in Israel,” the Times of Israel quoted Nasrallah as saying.
Earlier, Vice commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossain Salami said that the Iranian “missiles are ready” and warned all Israel airbases are within the reach of the IRGC. Many Israeli news outlets linked Nasrallah’s remarks to Salami’s statement.
Several Iranian officials have vowed to respond to the alleged April 9 Israeli airstrike on Syria’s T4 airbase in which at least 7 Iranian Army soldiers and officers were killed. According to some local sources, Nasrallah’s threat could be a hint that Hezbollah may play a role in the Iranian response.
Hezbollah carried out a cross border attack against a patrol of the Israeli Army on January 28, 2015. The attack was a direct response to an Israeli airstrike that killed officers of Hezbollah and the IRGC in southern Syria. Due to this it may be possible that if the anoounced Iranian response takes place, it could come from Lebanon or could involve directly or indirectly Hezbollah.