(TargetLiberty.org) – Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian stated during a meeting with Tor Wennesland, the United Nations envoy to the Middle East that if Israel proceeds with a ground offensive against Gaza then Iran would be forced to intervene which would lead to the conflict being expanded to other areas in the Middle East.
Axios reported on these comments, adding that according to sources Abdollahian had stated that Iran did not want to see the conflict expand in other areas in the region, but simultaneously insisted that in the case of an Israeli operation against Gaza, they would be forced to take action.
Following the attack launched by Hamas militants on Oct. 7 which resulted in the deaths of over 1,300 Israelis, the threat of Israel launching a ground assault on Gaza became more prominent. Hamas has also taken dozens of civilians as hostages that are being kept in Gaza.
The conflict has also resulted in the death of over 2,300 Palestinians according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Amirabdollahian previously told reporters that Hezbollah, which is based in Beirut, is considering possible war scenarios and that Israel needed to put an end to its attack against Gaza. Hezbollah is an Iranian-backed terrorist group. As he stated he was aware of all the scenarios that Hezbollah had currently organized, and that should the group take action it would “cause a huge earthquake” in Israel. In preparation, Hezbollah fighters have already taken position along the Lebanese border with Israel, and the two sides have exchanged fire since the Hamas attack first occurred.
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