Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah denied on Tuesday that his organization sent an unmanned drone into Israeli airspace last week.
In a televised speech broadcast on Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar, Nasrallah said: "Hezbollah knows how to take responsibility for any actions, particularly those that hurt Israel. The Israelis claimed they intercepted a drone near Haifa, and immediately everyone blamed Hezbollah. These accusations are an honor we never pretended to earn. The other option also raised by the various analysts in Israel and around the world, that members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched the drone, is baseless and unrealistic."
During his speech, Nasrallah also discussed the situation in Syria, saying that rebel forces were fighting in the service of Britain and Israel. "On the military level, those who oppose the regime in Syria don't have a chance of toppling the government in Damascus," said Nasrallah.
"Syria has many friends in the region and in the world that won't let it fall into the hands of the heretics from Israel, the United States or Britain," he said.