US Senator Lindsey Graham has called for a joint military operation against Iran's infrastructure, saying that Iran must pay a price for its support of Hamas.
During a CNN interview, Senator Lindsey Graham was asked if he wanted the US and Israel to bomb Iran even if there was no direct evidence of Iran's involvement in the Hamas attack on Israel. He responded affirmatively.
The US lawmaker called for a joint military operation against Iran's infrastructure and said that Iran must pay a price if any hostage taken by Hamas is killed.
He added that if the war against Israel escalates, he will blame Iran and that it is time to put Iran on notice that they will pay a heavy price.
Lindsey Graham also said that he believes the US would win a war against Iran.
The lawmaker's comments come amid an ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine which has resulted in the deaths of nearly 1,200 Palestinians and 1,300 Israelis.
Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood early Saturday, firing a barrage of rockets and infiltrating Israel by land, air, and sea.
Hamas said the surprise attack was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and increased settler violence against Palestinians.
In retaliation, the Israeli military launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas.
The conflict has raised concerns about the role of Iran in the region.
Iran is a major supporter of Hamas and has been accused of providing the group with weapons and financial assistance.