Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah to “calm down” as tensions soar between Israel and Lebanon.
“Be careful of what you say and watch your actions," Netanyahu told Hezbollah, Lebanon and Iranian leaders in a speech, after that Nasrallah threatened to take retaliatory actions against Israeli drones’ attack in Beirut suburb.
"I heard what Nasrallah said. I recommend Nasrallah to calm down. He knows well that Israel knows how to defend itself and to pay back its enemies," Netanyahu said in a speech.
In a speech on Sunday, Nasrallah accused Israel of carrying out a suicide drone attack earlier that day.
Previously on Monday, Netanyahu urged the international community to immediately act to halt Iranian attacks on Israel.
“Any country that allows its territory to be used for aggression against Israel will face the consequences, and I repeat: the country will face the consequences,” Netanyahu warned, as he once told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israel will make no distinction between Lebanon and Hezbollah.
President Michel Aoun on Monday deemed the Israeli drone attacks as a “declaration of war that entitles us to resort to our right to defend our sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”
He then told UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis that the attack is a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and its stipulations should be equally binding for both countries.