The Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group in Iraq has pledged to stand by Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the event of a war following recent Israeli operations near the Lebanese border.
“In the event of any war against Hezbollah, the movement is not going to be alone,” Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba spokesman Hashim al-Mousawi told Iran’s Tasnim news agency on Friday, according to a report by Press TV , which is affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, IRIB.
Iraq’s Hezbollah is usually referred to as”Nujaba”, which is part of the Iranian backed militia , Hashd al-Sha’abi . Like Hezbollah of Lebanon Hashd al-Sha’abi members are predominantly Shiites.
In the event of an attack on Lebanon’s Hezbollah, “all, including Nujaba, will be standing by its side,” Mousawi said.
Israel has recently launched an operation to destroy what it claims tunnels dug by Hezbollah into its northern border . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Hezbollah would be dealt “unimaginable blows” if it confronted the operation.