Nasrallah Threatens to Attack Israeli Nuclear Sites in Response to a Military Strike

Hezbollah leader says he is not planning any attacks, but that he would respond if Israel were to launch a Lebanon offensive.

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An image grab taken from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV on March 6, 2016 shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite movement Hezbollah, giving a televised address from an undisclosed location in Lebanon.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks on al-Manar TV in Lebanon on Sunday March 6, 2016.Credit: AFP
Jack Khoury
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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened on Monday to retaliate harshly for any Israeli attack against Lebanon, citing a detailed list of sensitive targets including nuclear installations.

Speaking on Lebanon's al-Mayadeen TV, Nasrallah said he didn't anticipate any Israeli military operations at this time, yet he repeated threats he has made in the recent past to mount a vigorous attack in response.

"Israel knows that Hezbollah has missiles that can strike anywhere in its territory," Nasrallah said.

"We are defending Lebanon and we won't attack, but if we are attacked we will respond," he added.

Nasrallah pointed at the chemical plants in the Haifa area and Israel's "many installations including nuclear installations very close to cities" which he said "are legitimate targets if Israel attacks Lebanon."

"We have a complete list of targets of sensitive installations and research centers, sensitive targets," Nasrallah said.

"If Lebanon is attacked we would respond without setting any limts or red lines."

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