"The option of another conflict against Israel is still far off, although it does exist," Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday in a televised speech marking nine year's since the IDF's withdrawal from south Lebanon.
"The Israelis will continue with their targeted killings policy, as they did with (senior Hizbullah commander Imad) Mugniyah, and (attempt to undermine Hizbullah) with the help of the spy networks that are currently being exposed and by presenting us as a terror group," Nasrallah said in his speech.
The Hizbullah secretary-general mentioned former Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom's "attempt to recruit the world against us and convince countries to place us on their list of terror organizations."
Nasrallah continued to say that the Shiite group would "arm the Lebanese army and make it strong" should it win the upcoming elections, and suggested that the Lebanese government turn to Iran for military aide, saying Iran would "gladly" supply it.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Beirut to hear Nasrallah's speech and chanted "death to Israel".
During another televised speech last week, Nasrallah demanded that the Lebanese legal system sentence to death the "spies" who allegedly worked for Israel in the past few months.
"Conspiring with the enemy and treason are a sin which has no justification whatsoever. I ask, on your behalf, on the behalf of the families of the fallen, of those who were killed and those whose homes were damaged, I demand a death sentence for all agents who delivered information which caused all this," he said.