The radical Lebanese group Hezbollah, recognized as terrorist in many countries around the world, is armed with Russian Yakhont anti-ship missiles, which can be used against US ships in the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by Reuters citing sources.
Late last week, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address that the group had “something in store” for American ships stationed in the Mediterranean shortly after fighting began in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian radical group Hamas. recognized as terrorist in the USA and the European Union.
Reuters interlocutors in Lebanon said that Nasrallah was referring to Hezbollah’s significantly increased military potential, which includes Russian Yakhont missiles with a range of 300 kilometers. The agency notes that earlier journalists and analysts reported that the Lebanese group had purchased weapons from these missiles in Syria. Hezbollah fought there on the side of President Bashar al-Assad’s army.