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Hezbollah anti-ship missiles increase threats to US warships: Reuters

The Lebanese Resistance, Hezbollah, has proved its means to deliver on Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s capabilities to confront US warships and any grave risks that could lead to any regional war, sources familiar with the group’s arsenal supply said.

Last week, Sayyed Nasrallah warned Washington that his party has the necessary preparations to confront the US vessels deployed in the region since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.  Sources familiar with the party’s arsenal clarified that he was referring to Hezbolla’s anti-ship missile capabilities.

Washington has stated that its deployment of naval forces in the Mediterranean, including two aircraft carriers and their support ships, is aimed at deterring “Iran to prevent the spread of conflicts involving groups it supports, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad”. But Hezbollah perceives the presence of US warships as a direct threat.

During his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the US warships in the Mediterranean “do not scare us, and will not scare us,” adding “We have prepared for the fleets with which you threaten us.”

On that note, four US officials, three current and one former, said that the Lebanese Resistance built an “impressive array of weapons,” which include anti-ship missiles. One official said, “We’re obviously paying a lot of attention to that… and we’re taking what capabilities they have seriously.”

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