Iran proxies: Alleged Hezbollah drone supplier and Iraqi militia leader founded aviation company

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Albin Szakola September 13, 2019 A Lebanese man wanted by the US for allegedly supplying drone technology to Hezbollah once formed [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|

New sanctions could extend to allies of Iran-linked Hezbollah in Lebanon: US envoy

A Shi'ite cleric wearing military uniform stands with Hezbollah members during a funeral in Ghaziyeh village, south Lebanon January 21, 2015. (Reuters) September 13, 2019 Future US sanctions could target allies of Hezbollah in Lebanon, extending beyond direct affiliates of the Iran-backed Lebanese extremist organization, a US envoy said on Thursday. “In the [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah leader reaffirms loyalty to Iran, Khamenei

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) September 10, 2019 The leader of Lebanese Hezbollah on Tuesday reaffirmed his loyalty to Iran and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, adding that he will not be on the fence if “Iran is involved in any war.” In a televised address, Hassan Nasrallah also said that [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Lebanon|

Any way you slice it, Iran-linked Hezbollah had a very bad month

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) By Tony Badran September 6, 2019 After a period of relative calm on Israel’s northern border, the past two weeks have seen a sudden spate of attacks and counterattacks between Israel and Hezbollah. The escalation began on Aug. 24 when Israeli Defense Forces thwarted a planned [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Network widens between German Hezbollah center and Lebanon’s Hezbollah

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2018. (REUTERS) By Benjamin Weinthal September 6, 2019 The Hezbollah center and mosque in Germany that boasted about its pride in terrorism has a broad network of Hezbollah friends and supporters in Lebanon and in the federal republic, raising questions about German Angela Merkel’s tolerance of [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

How does Iran-backed Hezbollah systematically infiltrate Lebanon?

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. (Supplied) September 4, 2019 Hezbollah, as an arm of Iran, uses women’s groups, sports, education, health programs and a cult surrounding Iran’s supreme leader to infiltrate and maintain a hold on the Lebanese state, according to a series of reports by [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Lebanon|

Israel: Iran-backed Hezbollah plans advanced missile plant in Lebanon’s Bekaa

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) September 4, 2019 Israel accused Hezbollah on Tuesday of setting up a factory for precision-guided missiles in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, in a veiled warning of further possible Israeli counter-strikes after a drone attack [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran tanker Adrian Darya 1 sought by US now off Lebanese coast

The US has warned countries not to accept the Adrian Darya, which carries 2.1 million barrels of crude oil worth some $130 million. (AP) September 2, 2019 An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the US that has been traveling across the Mediterranean Sea is now off the coast of Tripoli in northern Lebanon. [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran says Hezbollah’s attack on Israel’s army was a retaliatory move

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) September 2, 2019 Hezbollah’s policy is aimed at safeguarding the interests of Lebanon, Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Iranian security official as saying in reaction to the Iran-backed group’s attack on Israel’s army on Sunday. “Hezbollah enjoys significant popular support [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Destination remains obscure for Iran oil tanker sought by US

Iran said the oil on the Adrian Darya had been sold to an unnamed buyer. (AP) August 31, 2019 An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. on Friday again listed its destination as Turkey but the foreign minister added to the confusion by saying the vessel is headed to Lebanon — statements [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Europe, Lebanon, Turkey|