Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command for the Middle East, has warned Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to not dare lift a finger towards Israel.
“I think it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel. I can’t see that having a good ending,” McKenzie warned, speaking to reporters in Lebanon during a regional tour.
Gen. McKenzie’s stopover in Lebanon was part of a trip which included stops in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, and US outposts in Syria. It was met with protests in Beirut, with some demonstrators waving Hezbollah flags and accusing the US of meddling in Lebanon’s internal affairs.
Last week, Nasrallah warned that he was ready to “do anything” if Israel proceeds with its plans to apply sovereignty over territories in the West Bank.