Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:53:21
Secretary General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah
"If the Zionists want war, then they shall have it. If you want an open war, then let it be an open war,” Nasrallah stated in a speech broadcast at the funeral of Imad Mugniyah in Beirut.
He maintained that the 2006 war between the resistance group and the Zionist regime was not over and that his followers stood ready for combat.
"The July war is not over. It is ongoing and no ceasefire was ever declared," Nasrallah noted.
The Secretary General of Hezbollah reiterated that the blood of Imad Mugniyah will contribute to the disappearance of Israel.
US braces for Hezbollah response
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:58:07
"As a general matter, those kinds of statements are quite concerning and they should be alarming to everyone," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters after saying he did not know the details of the threats.
The Hezbollah Leader told the gathering of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mugniyah his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world.
Mugniyah, a top Hezbollah strategist and commander, was killed on Tuesday night in a bomb attack in a residential area of Damascus.