Amid Hezbollah threats, Israel said to warn Iran against arming group

Amid Hezbollah threats, Israel said to warn Iran against arming group

Zolfaghar missiles, right, are displayed during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran on June 23, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)

Israel has reportedly sent messages to Iran via Europe warning it against continuing to expand Hezbollah’s warfighting capabilities against Israel in southern Lebanon.

According to Hebrew-language reports, Israel has been speaking to friendly nations who also have diplomatic relations with Tehran, asking them to convey to the Islamic Republic that Jerusalem “will not tolerate” the continued arming of the southern Lebanese terror group and Iranian proxy.

The reports cited a European diplomatic source.

Israel specifically addressed Iranian efforts to construct underground weapons-production factories in south Lebanon that will enable Hezbollah to produce advanced rockets and other systems without the need to smuggle them from Iran through Syria.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/amid-hezbollah-threats-israel-said-to-warn-iran-against-arming-group/

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