Senior Advisor: If Iran attacked, Lebanon's Hesbollah can easily respond
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 8 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
In case of an attack on Iran, Lebanon's Hesbollah can easily respond to such attack, Islamic Republic Supreme Leader's chief advisor Seyyed Yahya Safavi said, IRNA reported.
Iran has not yet halted its nuclear program, which the Western states believe is being used for military purposes. Iran denies all accusations, noting that its nucler program is only for peaceful purposes.
Speculation had grown in Israel in recent weeks that an attack on Iran could taker place before the US presidential election in November.
A unilateral Israeli strike is opposed by Washington and the international community, and Israeli officials have admitted that at best, it could only delay Iran's nuclear programme, not destroy it totally.
"A country whos people are not afraid to become martyrs, cannot be occupied," Safavi said.
Elsewhere, Safavi spoke of Palestine, saying that "if the Arab nations did have courage and faith, Palestine would have never been occupied in the first place".
"Iran defends Palestine out of strategic interests," Safavi underscored, adding that Lebanon and Syria are Iran's deep strategic defenses.