Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Hezbollah could “disable [Israel’s offshore oil installations] within hours,” speaking during a televised address in Beirut on Friday.
“In the battle for oil and gas, the only power you have, you the Lebanese people, is the resistance, because the Lebanese army is not allowed to own missiles,” Nasrallah began.
“If you prevent us, we prevent you; if you open fire at us, we will open fire,” he said in a ceremony commemorating Imad Mughniyeh, the party’s former military commander who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008.
Nasrallah’s comments came amid rising tensions between Israel and Lebanon over maritime border and Lebanon’s alleged excavation attempts in Block 9 which Israel regards as part of its own territory.
The Hezbollah leader would then criticize the US, calling them dishonest mediators on behalf of Israel.
“The Americans are not honest mediators, especially when the other party is the Israeli entity,” he concluded.