Hezbollah denies having chemical weapons

September 5th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah has no chemical weapons, but enough missiles to inflict a considerable damage on Israel in case of an assault, the group’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said.

“We have no chemical weapons and we do not need it. But we are capable of hitting Israel targets. Israelis understand this and take it into account,” Nasrallah told a Lebanese TV channel.

Nasrallah reiterated that Hezbollah has a list of important targets in Israel and its missiles are aimed to hit them.

In over five years since the Israeli-Hezbollah war in 2006, Israel has seen several rocket attacks by Lebanese-based terrorist organisations, but there have been no cases of confrontation between the regular army forces of either countries.

Hezbollah is a paramilitary and political organisation originating within Lebanon’s Shiite population, fighting for an Islamic state in Lebanon.

The group is considered a terrorist outfit by many governments including Israel, US, Britain.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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