Nasrallah gives speech threatening Israel and boasting of advanced missiles; Iran calls on UN to take action on Israel’s nuclear program; Netanyahu reiterates Israel’s preemptive strikes will continue, warns enemies from threatening Israel’s security.

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Hezbollah boasted of its precision rockets and weapon capabilities following IDF strikes on an attempted weapons shipment from Syria earlier this week.

Head of the terror organization, Hassan Nazrallah, gave a televised speech on Thursday, reacting to the IDF’s confirmation it carried out strikes in Syria preventing a missile shipment from Iran to Hezbollah.

The IDF confirmed strikes in Syria Monday that “targeted a facility of the Syrian Armed Forces from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about to be transferred on behalf of Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon. These weapons were meant to attack Israel, and posed an intolerable threat against it.”

In Nasrallah’s speech Thursday, he stated that Hezbollah’s already has advanced missiles, as well as “other means”, stating “The Israelis are angry and worried their plot has failed; they’ve pinned hopes on what happened in Syria and Iraq, but all these illusions have been shattered.” He added “No matter what you do to cut the route, the matter is over and the resistance possesses precision and non-precision rockets and weapons capabilities.”

He also announced, “Israel is afraid of any war, they understand that the war against us will have many ramifications in the region,” warning “Israel- watch out, everything you’ve done so far is over… If Israel forces a war on Lebanon, Israel will face a fate and a reality it has never expected on any day.”

Following the IDF strikes and its confirmation of events, Iran took to diplomatic and lobbying efforts against Israel’s nuclear program. Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshrou, sent a formal request to the United Nations Security Council to investigate Israel’s nuclear program. He called for the UN to not only force Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and also for inspections from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He claimed “The United Nations’ members should not turn a blind eye to these threats and must take firms actions to eliminate all Israeli nuclear weapons.”

Meanwhile, Israel reinforced its security around its nuclear site following threats from Iran. The Director General of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, Zeez Snir, confirmed on Tuesday during a speech at a International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna that Israel’s facility is constantly “upgraded and reinforced, in line with IAEA safety guidelines.” Snir addressed Iran’s threats, stating “We cannot ignore the repeated and explicit threats, made by Iran and its proxies, to attack Israel’s nuclear sites. These outrageous threats require Israel to take immediate action and continue to protect and defend its nuclear facilities.”

Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the Yom Kippur War, Prime Minster Netanyahu warned Israel’s enemies against threatening Israel. He reiterated again this week, “In the Middle East, those who are trying to kill us are being led by Iran, which openly and aggressively calls for the destruction of Israel. It is our duty to protect ourselves from this danger, and we will continue to do so.”

The prime minister spoke of Israel’s growing relations with Arab states given common regional enemies and conflict. He stated “Within the Middle East in our days, saturated with dangers, there are rays of light- our relations with the moderate Arab world. So many countries understand the great value in strengthening relations with Israel and the gradual rapprochement with yield fruit of normalization and peace. This goal guides me and we will continue to guarantee that the quality of our lives will never be broken.”

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