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Lebanese party chief calls for help to end Iran’s interference

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Shia leaders, Iranian Khomeini, Khamenei and Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut. (Getty) October 12, 2019 Kataeb party leader MP Sami Gemayel has urged the international community to help Lebanon regain its decision-making by ending Iran’s interference in its internal affairs. Iran-backed “Hezbollah controls the decision of war [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Lebanon|

US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) October 5, 2019 The conflict between Iran and the US that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, [...]

By |October 5th, 2019|Lebanon|

Nasrallah says Khamenei heavily involved in establishment of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L), Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah (C), and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani. (khamenei.ir) October 2, 2019 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was heavily involved in the establishment of the Iranian proxy group Hezbollah, said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the terrorist organization. In a five-hour interview [...]

By |October 2nd, 2019|Lebanon|

Iran releases ‘never seen’ photo of Khamenei with Hezbollah chief

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L), Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah (C), and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani. (khamenei.ir) September 30, 2019 Iran has released a “never before seen” photo of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei alongside Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah. The photo published on the supreme leader’s official [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Lebanon|

New indictment adds to evidence of Iran-linked Hezbollah terrorist activities in the U.S.

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 27, 2019 The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the indictment last week of U.S. citizen Ali Hassan Saab, [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Khamenei representative: Hezbollah is Iran in Lebanon

Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Imam and the supreme leader's representative. (Supplied) September 24, 2019 Iran is no longer confined to a specific geographical area and is present across the region through its proxies, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, said the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency [...]

By |September 24th, 2019|Lebanon|

US official in Beirut, warns future sanctions will hit Iran-allied Hezbollah benefactors

A Hezbollah flag-waving ceremony, signifying "victory over Israel, in Lebanon back in 2016. (Getty Images) September 24, 2019 A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing "material" support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah, a Lebanese source told AFP. Treasury Department Assistant Secretary Marshall [...]

By |September 24th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Lebanon, Hezbollah and Iran’s emerging client state

A Shiite pilgrim holds up a picture of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (R), Iran's late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini (C), Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, during a break in Najaf, December 9, 2014. (Getty) By Tony Badran and Jonathan Schanzer September 20, 2019 After Iran’s attack on a Saudi oil refinery last [...]

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

Washington denies visa entry to Iran-allied Hezbollah’s minister

Young women wave Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah flags as well as an Iranian flag in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) September 20, 2019 Washington refused to grant a travel visa to Lebanon’s Health Minister Jamil Jabak, the representative of Hezbollah in the government, ahead of a [...]

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

US to continue economic pressure on Iran and Hezbollah

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, September, 2017.(AFP) September 14, 2019 The US is to continue its economic pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea said on Friday. Speaking at [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|