Nasrallah hints at Hizballah’s access to anti-air missiles
Hizballah’s secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah declared Monday, Feb. 16 that his terrorist organization is fully entitled to arm itself with every kind of weapon “including anti-air missiles in its struggle against Israel.”
For two years, all his speeches have been delivered by video link – never live. debkafile reported earlier that sophisticated air defense missile batteries capable of attack Israeli warplanes and helicopters were poised in depots on the Syrian-Lebanese border for delivery to Hizballah.
Nasrallah did not confirm or deny that delivery had taken place. Our sources add that Israel recently warned Syria that the delivery of ground-to-air missiles to Hizballah would represent the crossing of a red line.
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak said earlier this month that such weapons “would change the strategic balance and force Israel to act.”