Israeli ambassador to U.S. warns against chemically armed Hezbollah

Click photo to download. Caption: Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren. Credit: Anne Mandlebaum.( Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said Sunday that if Syria transfers chemical weapons to terrorist organizations like Hezbollah, it would be a “game changer” and a “red line” for Israel.

“We are watching the situation very carefully. Syria has a very varied, deep chemical weapons program. It is geographically dispersed as well. Were those weapons to pass in to the wrong hands, Hezbollah’s hands, for example, that would be a game changer for us," Oren said in an interview with Fox News.

He added, “Can you imagine Hezbollah, with its 70,000 rockets, could get its hands on chemical weapons? That could kill thousands of people.”

Posted on December 10, 2012 .