Iran sold Hezbollah hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. (AFP) August 21, 2020 Iran supplied Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group with hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013-2014, around the same time Lebanon confiscated thousands of tons of the explosive substance that years [...]

By |August 21st, 2020|Lebanon|

UN tribunal: Main defendant in Hariri killing was Iran-linked Hezbollah member

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) August 18, 2020 A UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday convicted a member of Iran-backed Hezbollah of conspiring to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a 2005 bombing that set the stage for [...]

By |August 18th, 2020|Lebanon|

The message of Lebanon’s development and its impact on Iran’s regime

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) August 14, 2020 The uprising by the Lebanese people is the beginning of the end of Hezbollah and its masters in Iran. Four days after the horrific explosion in Beirut on August [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Lebanon|

In Beirut, Iran’s Zarif says up to Lebanon to decide future government

Zarif surrounded by Hezbollah and Amal Movement MPs upon his arrival at Beirut Airport on Feb 11, 2019. (AP) August 14, 2020 The Lebanese should be the only party who should decide their future government, Iran’s Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday in Beirut. Speaking after a meeting with his Lebanese [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Lebanon|

Lithuania designates Iran-linked Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during a parade in Beirut. (REUTERS) August 13, 2020 Lithuania on Thursday designated the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group as a terrorist organization and issued a 10-year ban on all individuals related to the Iran-backed group from entering the Baltic nation’s territory. “After receiving valuable information from our [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Guns, glory and plausible denial: How Russia armed Hezbollah in Syria

Souvenir mugs featuring Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah are seen for sale in old Damascus, Syria, Febr 8, 2016. (AP) By Hannah Somerville August 13, 2020 In early 2015, at the height of the Syrian civil war, a quiet ripple went through some quarters of [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Lebanon, Russia, Syria|

Macron warns Iran against interference in Lebanon

A combination of file photos showing French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (REUTERS) August 12, 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday warned Iran against any interference in Lebanon after the gigantic blast last week that has prompted a political crisis in the country. In telephone talks with President Hassan [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Iran wary of waning Hezbollah influence after blast shakes up Lebanon

A cardboard cutout of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, is hung in a noose by Lebanese protesters in Beirut during a demonstration against the leadership of the country, August 8, 2020, (AFP) August 12, 2020 Iran is watching developments in Lebanon closely, wary of losing any of its hard-won influence after a [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Lebanon|

Why are fingers pointed at Hezbollah in Beirut explosion?

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ruhollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, in Beirut on Feb 6, 2019. (AFP) By Iliya Jazayeri and Maryam Sinaiee August 10, 2020 Although the ammonium nitrate that caused the massive explosion in Beirut on August 4 is not directly linked to [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Lebanon, Opinions On Iran|

Protesters chant ‘Iran, get out, Beirut is free’ amid anti-government demonstrations

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP) August 8, 2020 Protesters chanted “Iran, get out! Beirut is free, free!” in front of the Lebanese Foreign Ministry building on Saturday during the anti-government demonstrations in the wake of the deadly Beirut explosion. Thousands of protesters had gathered in the streets of Beirut to voice [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Lebanon|