Lindsey Graham: Israeli Leaders Warned Me of War With Hezbollah in Lebanon

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that Israeli officials warned him and other lawmakers during his visit to the Jewish state that should Hezbollah continue to taunt Israel with its threats to assault the country with its growing arsenal of long-range missiles, Israel would have to go to war.

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"They’ve told us in no uncertain terms that if this threat continues — they keep making rockets that can hit the airport and do a lot of damage to the State of Israel — they are going to have to go in," Bloomberg News quoted Graham as telling reporters earlier this week.

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"Southern Lebanon is where the next war is coming," Graham said at a press conference following the bipartisan trip to the Middle East that he had participated in.

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Graham had referred to a report in January that revealed that Hezbollah, backed by Iran, has been constructing a precision weapons factory in Lebanon despite continued Israeli calls for the group to disarm.

– Lindsey Graham: Israeli leaders warned me of imminent war with Hezbollah in Lebanon