Iran Approves Large-scale Hezbollah Assault on Israel, According to Arabic Report

Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah has been given the green light by Iran to escalate attacks along Israel’s northern border, as reported by the Arabic Post citing high-level Iranian and Lebanese sources.

Iran has imposed conditions on Hezbollah, instructing them to launch a large-scale attack on Israel only after confirming Israel’s intention to invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Tehran authorized the escalation amid concerns that southern Lebanon may be targeted after the IDF’s invasion of Rafah is complete.

Emergency Meeting Between Nasrallah and Quds Force Chief

The IRGC’s Quds Force commander, Esmail Qaani, met with Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah to discuss recent developments along Israel’s northern border.

Esmail Qaani, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, speaks in Tehran, Iran on April 14, 2022 (credit: MAJID ASGARIPOUR/WANA (WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY) VIA REUTERS)

The meeting was requested by Nasrallah in response to information suggesting that Israel plans to launch a major assault on Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Nasrallah expressed certainty about Israel’s intentions and requested full freedom from Qaani in planning their response to any potential attack.

Tehran’s Disapproval of Hezbollah’s Attack on Safed

Iran disapproved of Hezbollah’s uncoordinated rocket attack on the northern Israeli city of Safed, which resulted in casualties including an IDF soldier, as reported by Arabic Post.

Iran prefers Hezbollah to exercise strategic patience in the face of provocations from Israel and the United States.