UN chief: Hezbollah weapons threaten stability

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters) March 20, 2019 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “grave concern” that Hezbollah’s weapons would “endanger the stability of Lebanon and the region.” In an implicit reference to Iran, Guterres called on member states to “carry out their duties” in terms of not supplying arms and military [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Hezbollah’s deadly lies

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah kisses the arms of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, August 3, 2016. (Reuters) By Tony Badran March 15, 2019 It took more than 10 years, but the United Kingdom has finally designated the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. The U.K. had already designated Hezbollah’s so-called military [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Europe’s delusions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) By Mark Dubowitz and Benjamin Weinthal March 12, 2019 Britain did this month what the European Union and its most important power, Germany, refuse to do: outlaw the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. [...]

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

UK’s Hezbollah ban may signal tougher stance on Iran

Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah chant slogans and gesture during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut's southern suburbs in Lebanon on June 23. (REUTERS) March 9, 2019 Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah once dubbed dividing his group into distinct political and military wings an “English innovation.” Yet, last week, the United Kingdom decided to end this [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah leader calls on supporters to donate to the group

Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) March 9, 2019 The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group is calling on his supporters to donate funds as it comes under [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Lebanon|

Hezbollah is a symptom, the Iranian regime is the disease

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh March 5, 2019 More countries are demonstrating an interest in taking a tougher stance against Hezbollah. The British government last week joined the likes of the US, Canada, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council and Israel in listing the Lebanon-based organization as [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Lebanon|

Iran condemns Britain for listing ally Hezbollah as ‘terrorist’ group

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) March 2, 2019 Iran criticized Britain for its decision to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, saying on Saturday it ignored both the will of a large portion of the [...]

By |March 2nd, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Iran’s deceptive offer of aid to Lebanon

A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017. (Reuter) March 1, 2019 Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, recently remarked that Iran was willing to provide military and economic aid to the Lebanese state. This, while Iran’s economy is in a financial crisis, [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Lebanon|

U.S. law targets Hezbollah in Europe

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) By Matthew Zweig February 28, 2019 Winter is coming for Hezbollah in Europe. The Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization has been able to operate more openly on the continent than elsewhere because the European Union and [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Weakened by sanctions, Iran’s ‘aid’ to Lebanon reflects middle-aged delusions

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 25, 2019 The Persians have a saying, that “a doctor must first cure his own balding head”. The phrase refers to the human propensity of preaching virtues to others, [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Lebanon|