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Sen. Lindsey Graham has warned of potential consequences for Iran if they attempt to get involved in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Graham shared insights from his conversation with Israeli officials, stating, “Their goal is to destroy Hamas in the south and try to save as many innocent Palestinians as possible.” He emphasized the ramifications of further escalation by pointing out, “If Hezbollah, which is a proxy of Iran, launches a massive attack on Israel, I would consider that a threat to the state of Israel, existential in nature.”
Graham also expressed readiness to put forth a Senate resolution permitting joint U.S.-Israel military action targeting Iran’s oil business, warning, “Iran, if you escalate this war, we’re coming for you.”
Graham highlighted the financial support Hamas and Hezbollah receive from Iran, indicating, “Ninety-three percent of Hezbollah and Hamas’s money comes from Iran. They’re the source of the problem.” Asserting the potential implications for Iran, he concluded, “So, if Hezbollah escalates against Israel, it will be because Iran told them to. Then Iran, you’re in the crosshairs of the United States and Israel.”
In the backdrop, the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has witnessed the loss of over 3,600 lives. The tension between Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel has also intensified.