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Iran’s actions in Lebanon pose biggest war threat

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) walks with Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil in Beirut, Lebanon November 7, 2016. (Reuters) February 22, 2019 Iranian-led efforts to upgrade Hezbollah’s missile arsenal in Lebanon represents the most dangerous regional flashpoint that could trigger an Israeli counter-strike, according to UK defence think-tank RUSI. The smuggling [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Lebanon|

US voices concern over Iran-backed Hezbollah’s role in Lebanese cabinet

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard, left, speaks with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, at the government House, in Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 19, 2019. (AP) February 20, 2019 The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon has expressed concerns over the militant Hezbollah group's growing role in the new Cabinet, saying it does not contribute to [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Lebanon censors caricature of Khamenei in French weekly

This cartoon that appeared in this week’s French magazine Courrier International. (CI) February 18, 2019 Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security has censored a caricature of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that was published in the French weekly Courrier International. The directorate covered the caricature with a sticker before allowing the publication to [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Lebanon|

Iran did not win in Lebanon: Geagea

Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters, October 31, 2014. (Reuters) February 14, 2019 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea rejected allegations that Iran and the Hezbollah group have claimed “victory” in Lebanon. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he said that the confrontation in the region [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Lebanon|

Zarif proposes cooperation with Lebanon via European channels

Photo caption Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) walks with Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil in Beirut, Lebanon November 7, 2016. (Reuters) February 12, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered Lebanon on Monday an open-ended proposal for receiving economic, health and security support from Tehran, asserting that no international law [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Zarif from Beirut: Iran awaits Lebanese desire to accept its military aid

Zarif surrounded by Hezbollah and Amal Movement MPs upon his arrival at Beirut Airport on Sunday. (Asharq Al-Awsat) February 11, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced during a visit to Beirut on Sunday that his country was ready to equip the Lebanese army. The minister said such a proposal has been [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Lebanon|

Western countries move against Iran’s offer to arm Lebanese military

Photo caption Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) walks with Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil in Beirut, Lebanon November 7, 2016. (Reuters) February 11, 2019 The military attachés of embassies of Western countries in Beirut are inquiring about the Lebanese position on the expected offer by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah in midst of deep economic crisis

Billboards from Hezbollah's committee for the support of the Islamic resistance that shows a Hezbollah fighter while holding the group's yellow banner and Lebanon's national flag, are displayed on a highway in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP) February 9, 2019 Are US sanctions beginning to have an impact on Hezbollah? Sky News [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Lebanon|

Family of Lebanese prisoner in Iran demands Zarif to release him

Ziad Zakka, brother of Nizar Zakka who is imprisoned in Iran, shows a photo of his brother on his mobile phone in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP) February 9, 2019 The Lebanese family of Nizar Zaka, who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than three and a half years, on [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Lebanon|

Hezbollah leader says in event of war, Iran won’t be alone

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah kisses the arms of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, August 3, 2016. (Reuters) February 8, 2019 The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah said Wednesday the organization would defend Iran in the event of war, saying the Islamic Republic would not be alone in a confrontation with [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Lebanon|