Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has claimed that Israel and the US are seeking to expand the territory of the Jewish state to the Nile on the one end and to the Euphrates on the other.

“The axis is still seeking to realize the dream of the Nile to the Euphrates”, Nasrallah said during a Thursday televised address reported by Sputnik.

According to the terrorist leader, the two countries use sectarian and religious plots in order to paint regional conflicts as sectarian ones and thus achieve their alleged goals. Nasrallah referred to the idea of “Greater Israel” – a territory that Jewish people allegedly populated centuries ago and only vaguely described in the Book of Genesis as spanning “from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates”.

The unsubstantiated allegations that Israel and the US are pursuing the restoration of “Greater Israel” have been around for some time and were even perpetuated by the late terrorist leader of al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden. However, neither Israeli nor American officials have declared that expanding Israel’s borders to these boundaries is their goal.