The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has warned of potential US-planned and Israeli-waged warfare on Lebanon and Syria.
Hezbollah MP Nawaf al-Moussawi said on Thursday there was a potential "American political decision to wage a new Israeli war on Lebanon and Syria," Lebanese portal Naharnet reported, citing his comments to the leading domestic paper As-Safir.
The offensives had not been yet opted for "due to political reasons linked to the US soldiers in Iraq and the Israeli Army’s readiness to go through a war," he added.
He also said that information had confirmed a connection between the prospects of the war and the United Nations tribunal probing the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafiq Hariri.
Hariri was killed alongside more than 20 other people in a massive car bombing in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on February 14, 2005. The assassination was followed by widespread recrimination between Lebanon and Syria.
Speaking late last month, Hezbollah’s Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the investigators with the court had been penetrating into "every single sector" within Lebanon to obtain information on the country, which they would then channel to the West and Tel Aviv.
Nasrallah said in July that he had been informed by the slain leader’s son and successor, Saad Hariri, that the court "will accuse some undisciplined [Hezbollah] members."
The resistance leader has rejected the allegation and warned that the plot was part of "a dangerous project that is targeting the resistance."
Moussawi said that data had established a link between the potential of an indictment against Hezbollah and the possibility that the Lebanese and Syrian soils be invaded.
Israel launched wars on Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006.
On both occasions, however, the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, defeated the forces and Tel Aviv was compelled to withdraw without having achieved any of its objectives.
Tel Aviv is technically at war with Beirut and Damascus as it refuses to return the parts of each country’s land it seized in 1967.
Hezbollah has vowed to respond with determination to any potential Israel-launched warfare.
The resistance movement has publicly announced that it has the capability to hit targets deep into Israel and to strike Israeli Navy vessels even before they reach the Lebanese waters.