Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday gloated over UN chief Ban Ki-moon's concerns about the military prowess of his party, which he vowed would not be disarmed.
"I felt happy when I heard that he (Ban) said he was concerned about our military power," Nasrallah said in a televised address.
"This concern reassures and pleases us."
Nasrallah reiterated that his Shiite militant party, the only movement that did not disarm after the 1975-1990 civil war in Lebanon, would never give up its weapons.
Ban, who is in Lebanon on a three-day visit, told reporters on Friday he was "deeply concerned" about the military prowess of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
Ban urged Lebanese authorities to reconvene talks on disarming the militant group.