“You can’t allow Iran to have more money, power and arms, and at the same time try to disconnect Hezbollah from the disasters it provoked in Lebanon,” says the U.S. secretary of state.
Several videos on social media show thick black smoke raging from the port area.
Americans who engage in transactions with them would risk being hit with secondary sanctions.
With sanctions, America seeks to leverage reform in Lebanon, including ensuring that Hezbollah no longer has a grip on the government.
Haniyeh is in Lebanon in an attempt to "shore up the Arab and Islamic stance toward Israel" which has been skewing in favor of the United Arab Emirates' “full normalization of relations” with the Jewish State.
The dangerous chemical was stored in four containers outside the port.
For many Lebanese, the state's failure to deliver electricity in a reliable fashion is the most obvious representation of its being a failed state – like Gaza, but with Hezbollah instead of Hamas.
The heads of all the terror factions in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas will be meeting in person and virtually in Lebanon.
The United Nations has warned that more than half of Lebanon’s population is facing a real risk of hunger by the end of this calendar year.
“There is no time for talks and promises. It’s time to get to work."
“Lebanon needs a new approach in running its affairs that would be based on citizenry and the state’s civil nature."
Hezbollah has tried at least twice to attack Israel but failed to inflict casualties.
An “unprecedented” media campaign is being waged against the “resistance,” says Hezbollah chief • U.N. Security Council reduces the size of its peacekeeping force in Lebanon, but expands its mandate.
"Only a significant change to UNIFIL's purpose and capabilities on the ground can justify its existence,"
Hezbollah is unconcerned if its actions cause an out-of-control spiral.
The Cypriot owner of the vessel that brought the explosives to the Beirut port in 2013 is said to have taken a $4 million loan from a bank accused of laundering funds for the Lebanese terror group.
Israel says Hezbollah was involved in the assassination and tampered with the investigation.
It should be noted that neither Hezbollah nor Syria were under indictment before the special tribunal, only four named Hezbollah members.
Asked for his opinion about the United Arab Emirates’ peace treaty with Israel, Aoun said the UAE “is an independent country.”
Hezbollah’s weapons have nothing to do with fighting Israel or protecting Lebanon, and everything to do with maintaining the group’s grip on power in Lebanon, according to Lebanese MP Wehbe Katicha.
“The status quo in Lebanon is unacceptable,” says U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft. “Now is the time to ... enable the [peacekeeping] mission to fully achieve what it was set out to accomplish.”
In addition to Democrats, reportedly, the U.S. State and U.S. Defense Departments have been for continuing the aid, while many in the White House have advocated halting it.
The last time it was at this high level of preparedness was during the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.
Israel and Lebanon have been fighting for decades over 860 square miles of water in which potential natural gas reserves await.
Under the current law, these Cabinet members will now continue to serve as a caretaker government until the next government is formed.
Lebanon has been looking for the “smoking gun” that will prove Hezbollah’s responsibility for the ammonia nitrate cargo that was stored in the port and which exploded and caused destruction and death throughout the Lebanese capital.
Najm supported the protests in 2019–2020.
Lebanese President Michel: Officials are investigating the “possibility of external interference through a rocket, or bomb, or other act.”
Scope Ratings has ranked Turkey as among its “Risky-3” economies most at risk of a balance of payments crisis.
Lebanon Saturday Overview: Hundreds of Protesters Injured, Government Buildings Occupied, Hezbollah Steals Foreign Aid
The protesters in inside "revolution headquarters" burned documents and pictures of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whom they blame, alongside Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, for the country's years of political and economic crises.