Iran has issued a warning to Israel of a potential devastating war if Israel were to launch a full-scale attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon, as reported by The New York Times over the weekend. Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, a group supported by Iran, have been on the rise following the attacks on October 7th, which resulted in around 1,200 casualties.

The situation has led Israeli officials to state that the country is at a critical juncture, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting that significant actions may be taken. In response, Iran’s representative to the United Nations has stated that they will engage in a large-scale military response if Israel were to strike Lebanon, where Hezbollah is predominantly based. This information was shared in a recent report on X.

“Albeit Iran deems a psychological warfare the Zionist regime’s propaganda about intending to attack Lebanon, should it embark on full-scale military aggression, an obliterating war will ensure,” the X post said. “All options, incl. the full involvement of Resistance Fronts, are on the table.”

Israel and Hezbollah have engaged in conflict along Israel’s northern border for many years, and the frequency of these clashes has increased significantly since Oct. 7. In April, U.S. forces intercepted multiple Iranian drones en route to Israel in response to the country’s airstrikes that resulted in the deaths of high-ranking Iranian commanders.

“Yesterday the ground burned here and I am pleased that you have extinguished it, but ground also burned in Lebanon,” Netanyahu said following a Hezbollah attack in early May. “Whoever thinks he can hurt us and we will respond by sitting on our hands is making a big mistake. We are prepared for very intense action in the north.”