Iraq and Iran Warn of Potential Israeli Attack in Lebanon

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.13 - 2024 1:48 PM CET

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Foreign ministers from Iraq and Iran are concerned.

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"The heads of the foreign ministries of Iraq and Iran discussed on Thursday the possibility of Israeli military action in Lebanon, stated Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein after the negotiations.

"If, God forbid, there is an attack on southern Lebanon, it will have a significant impact on the entire region," Hussein remarked during a press conference in Baghdad, as cited by Interfax.

Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri suggested that following the "failure in Gaza," Israeli authorities might "make another mistake and escalate their aggression."

The day before, senior member of the Hezbollah movement Hashem Safi al-Din vowed at the funeral of commander Sami Abdullah, killed in a recent attack on Lebanon, that Hezbollah would increase attacks on Israel.

"Let the enemy wait for us on the battlefield," he declared.

On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched an attack on Israel, prompting the Israeli military to retaliate with an operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Concurrently, Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon engaged in exchanges of fire with the Israeli military along the border.

In June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that his country's armed forces are prepared to conduct large-scale military operations along the Lebanese border."