Iran-linked Hezbollah’s Precision Guided Missile project under renewed scrutiny

A Hezbollah fighter stands behind an empty rocket launcher, May 22, 2010. (AP) October 3, 2020 Recent events in Lebanon have brought about renewed attention to Hezbollah’s Precision Guided Missile (PGM) project after an arms depot belonging to the Iranian-backed proxy exploded in Ayn al-Qana last week and Tuesday’s reveal by Prime Minister Netanyahu of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

Iran-linked Hezbollah arsenal next to Beirut ‘gas’ depot: Netanyahu

Netanyahu presented a map with coordinates he said showed a "secret weapons depot" in Beirut. (AFP) September 30, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused Lebanon's Hezbollah of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in Beirut, warning of "another tragedy" if it explodes. Israel has repeatedly accused the Shiite movement [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

Iran and Hezbollah: Doubt and dissociation

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) By Waleed Shuqair September 29, 2020 After preventing the formation of the new government in Lebanon, Hezbollah, its allies, and Iran’s supporters in the country now [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran-linked Hezbollah’s history with ammonium nitrate: The danger to Europe

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) By Toby Dershowitz and Dylan Gresik September 26, 2020 Ambassador Nathan Sales, U.S. coordinator for counterterrorism at the Department of State, announced last week that Hezbollah has transported and stored ammonium nitrate throughout Europe. While the [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Hezbollah finance in Lebanon

Billboards from Hezbollah's committee for the support of the Islamic resistance are displayed on a highway in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP) By Tony Badran and Emanuele Ottolenghi September 24, 2020 The government of Lebanon seeks an international bailout to save its financial system, which will require an estimated $93 billion rescue.1 The amount [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Lebanon|

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman calls for Iran-backed Hezbollah to be disarmed

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman focused on regional issues during his first address at the 75th UN General Assembly meeting, Sept. 23, 2020. (SPA) September 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday said Hezbollah must be disarmed for Lebanon to achieve security, stability and prosperity. Last month’s Beirut port blast was a result [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Lebanon, Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

How Hezbollah collaborates with Latin American drug cartels

Hezbollah continues to be a key partner to cartels in Latin America. (WT) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 23, 2020 Last month, Dutch authorities raided a lab in a small village where Colombian cartels turned charcoal-camouflaged cocaine briquettes back into drugs. The charcoal that most Americans burn in their barbecues is not the stuff they would normally [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iraq, Kurdish politicians denounce Hezbollah move to partner with pro-Iran militias

A poster shows the faces of Khamenei, Qassem Soleimani, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, Baghdad, Iraq, May 20, 2020. (Twitter) By Zana Gulmohamad September 23, 2020 Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah is ramping up its efforts in Iraq and is shaping the Iran-led axis’ activities in the country. Where Hezbollah and Iran-backed Iraqi militias [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Bombing in Bulgaria: Turning the tide on Iran-backed Hezbollah

A bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria was most likely the work of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, July 18, 2012. (Reuters) By Toby Dershowitz and Dylan Gresik September 21, 2020 At 5:23 p.m. on July 18, 2012, a deadly explosion rocked Bulgaria’s Sarafavo airport near the Black Sea town of Burgas, killing [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Europe, Israel, Lebanon|

Iran-linked Hezbollah has explosives stored across Europe, says US official

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks by video to supporters in Baalbek, Lebanon, August 31, 2017. (AFP) By Joyce Karam September 18, 2020 Hezbollah has smuggled explosives, including ammonium nitrate, to Europe where it has a network of stores, a senior US State Department official disclosed on Thursday evening. The stores, established by the Iran-backed [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|