Tensions continue to rise between US and Hezbollah

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (R) in Beirut, Jan 7, 2020. (AP) July 11, 2020 The fallout from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warning that Washington will do all it can to prevent [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Lebanon not planning to negotiate with Iran on fuel imports

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah said, “calm discussion” was underway with the government over the idea of Lebanon buying refined products from Iran. (AP) July 9, 2020 Lebanon currently has no plan to negotiate with Iran for the import of fuel, energy minister Raymond Ghajar said on Thursday, after the leader of the Tehran-backed Hezbollah [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Lebanon|

Pompeo pledges to stop Iran oil exports to Hezbollah

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) July 9, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington would stop possible Iranian oil exports to its ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. “We’ll do everything we can to make sure that Iran cannot continue to sell crude oil anywhere, including to Hezbollah [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Lebanon’s Hezbollah talks to government about Iran fuel idea

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017. (REUTERS) July 8, 2020 The powerful Hezbollah group said on Tuesday it is in talks with the Lebanese government about the possibility of Iran supplying the country with [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran abuses Lebanon’s ‘weaker’ state, happy Hezbollah is in control

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) July 06, 2020 Iran has “abused” a “weaker Lebanese state” for a long time and is happy to have Hezbollah controlling the government in Beirut, Behnam Ben Taleblu a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) told Al Arabiya in an interview. “Let's be clear [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Fate of four Iranians kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982 still stirs controversy

Ahmad Motovasselian military attache in Iran embassy in Beirut (2nd L) and three others kidnapped with him. (IRNA) July 4, 2020 The Director of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, IRGC-affiliated Owj Media Organization has published a statement insisting that four Iranian government employees abducted, in northern Lebanon in 1982, were killed on the [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Lebanon|

Hezbollah supporters call for Lebanon to accept Iranian fuel offer

Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP) July 3, 2020 Hezbollah supporters launched a hashtag in Lebanon Thursday, calling for Lebanon to accept an Iranian offer for fuel. The hashtag, translated to English, #thelightrisesfromtheast, comes in response to reports [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Lebanon|

Slain Iran commander’s daughter marries son of senior Hezbollah leader

Zeinab Soleimani in a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah. She has vowed that her father will be avenged by her "uncle" Nasrallah. January 27, 2020. (Twitter) June 29, 2020 Iranian news websites on Saturday reported that slain Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani's daughter Zeynab has married the son of Sayyed Hashim Safi al-Din (Saffieddin), [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah teaches antisemitism to early teens, report reveals

Hezbollah schools help spread antisemitism in their ancient history and religion textbooks, the new report reveals. (REUTERS) By Arash Azizi June 20, 2020 What do you remember from sixth grade? A funny drawing in a chemistry textbook or a math problem no one could solve? If you went to a primary school run by [...]

By |June 20th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran’s crisis of dominance in Lebanon and Syria

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway protesting against government corruption. (AFP) June 18, 2020 Every day that goes by, the Iranian regime’s dominance in counties which it sought to turn into centers for “confronting the global imperialism” is fading more and more. Despite the fact that the Iranian regime used [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|