Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Lebanese-based Iranian proxy Hezbollah, said unless the West reaches an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, there will be war in the region -- an outcome he says Israel wants.
"[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is doing everything he can to make the Iranian nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 countries fail," Nasrallah said in a rare public appearance Wednesday in southern Beirut.
Nasrallah, who usually speaks from a hidden location via video-conferencing on large outdoor screens, came out of hiding for Wednesday's speech.
"What is the alternative of the agreement between Iran and the West?" he asked. "The alternative will be a war in the region. Where will this war end up? The Israelis know very well they can start a war but they cannot contain it."
The terror chief, whose loyalties lie with Iran and Syria, accused Israel of wanting the United States to attack Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran "to preserve its security."
"Any accord that prevents a war in the region is rejected by Israel," he said.
Nasrallah accused some Arab countries of "acting" like Israel, something he says makes Israel "happy."
"Some Arab countries are acting similarly to Israel and rejecting a political solution in Syria and any international accord with Iran," he said.
"There is no doubt Israel is happy today with what is happening in our Arab and Islamic world, that is, the conflicts, the problems and the wars," he alleged.
"Netanyahu has become an expert on Shia-Sunni affairs and this is Israel's project: to have all nations in the region weak and divided on a sectarian or ethnic basis."