A senior aide to the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the precision strike missiles that the movement possesses are capable of hitting any Israeli target at sea or on land, stating that the Tel Aviv regime is well aware of such military prowess.
Mohammad Yaghi, the executive assistant of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, emphasized that the movement has an arsenal of precision-guided missiles that can strike all designated targets inside the occupied territories, the Arabic-language el-Siyasa news website reported on Sunday.
Yaghi went on to comment on the upshot of a potential military confrontation between Hezbollah and the Israeli military, saying, “I think the situation will be fully determined in the sea, on land and in the air within the initial hours.”
He stated that the Israeli regime is well aware of the military capabilities of the Lebanese resistance movement.
“We (Hezbollah) really mean what we state. We will never back down and renege on our pledges. The entire Muslim Ummah will be victorious if we emerge triumphant. Every victory notched up by the resistance front will surely bear the hallmark of sacrifices made by fallen resistance fighters,” Yaghi highlighted.
Commenting on indirect negotiations on the demarcation of Lebanon's southern maritime border with the occupying regime of Israel, the Hezbollah official said, “Protection of Lebanon’s oil and gas resources is an absolute and bounden duty."
"We will not allow the Israeli enemy to extract even a single drop of crude oil or a cubic meter of natural gas if we are not able to do so following a sea demarcation agreement in September,” Nasrallah’s executive assistant pointed out.
“Israel knows that we are serious about what the Hezbollah secretary general has already announced. We don't have a problem with the breakout of a war as it will be decisive. We will achieve the lofty ideal of creating a robust economy once we start extracting oil and gas from our own energy resources,” Yaghi concluded.
Earlier this month, a senior Hezbollah official commended his group’s publication of a video showing Israeli vessels involved in offshore oil and gas industry at a disputed maritime area in the Mediterranean, stressing that Israeli officials will not sleep a wink if they find out about the actual extent of the Lebanese resistance movement’s military capabilities.
“The video that Hezbollah’s War Media Department released a few days ago relayed a clear message to the Israeli enemy that the resistance movement is fully prepared, and has aimed its missiles at the Karish [gas field is disputed territory] and areas beyond that,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy head of the executive council of Hezbollah, said at a ceremony in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 3.
The high-ranking Hezbollah official underscored that Israeli authorities will be gripped by fear once they find out about his group’s preemptive measures against the regime’s strategic energy and military installations.
Hezbollah on July 31 published a video threatening the gas extraction infrastructure at the Karish offshore field, near a disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel.
The video footage, which also contains a rare glimpse of Hezbollah weaponry, was broadcast on Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Manar television station.
It was issued by Hezbollah’s War Media Department, which the group uses to broadcast footage of military operations and battles, and contains images of ships involved in drilling for and extracting hydrocarbons, along with what appear to be their coordinates.
The video begins with the words of Nasrallah during a recent speech in which he warned that “playing with time is not useful” on the maritime issue.