The United States’ top general on Monday warned Iran against getting involved in Israel’s conflict with Gaza and said that he do not wish for the conflict to get any broader, as the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah fired salvo of rockets onto northern territory of Israel.
Earlier on Monday, the White House had stated that Iran was complicit, despite of having no evidence of Iran’s participation in terror attacks in Israel.
When asked what his message was for Iran, General Charles Q. Brown, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Not to get involved.”
Israeli shelling on Lebanon killed at least three Hezbollah militants on Monday, and Israel claimed that one his office lost his life during cross border raid claimed by Palestinians in Lebanon.
The cross-border violence marked a significant expansion of the ongoing conflict in the southern territory to Israeli-Lebanon border further north.
Back in 2006, Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel had engaged in a month long brutal war.
“We want to send a pretty strong message. We do not want this to broaden and the idea is for Iran to get that message loud and clear,” Brown said to a small group of reporters traveling with him in Brussels, in his first public comment since being confirmed to his position last month.