Hezbollah threatens war against EU-member Cyprus if it helps Israel

Nicosia and Tel Aviv have stepped up defense cooperation in recent years.

By Seb Starcevic and Nektaria Stamouli
Jun 19, 2024

The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has threatened war against Cyprus if it allows Israel to launch military operations from its territory.

Hassan Nasrallah warned Cyprus in a televised address on Wednesday that allowing Israeli forces to use its military infrastructure to target Hezbollah would be considered an act of war.

“Opening Cypriot airports and bases to the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon would mean that the Cypriot government is part of the war, and the resistance will deal with it as part of the war,” Nasrallah said.

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