Monday, November 27, 2017 Time of 13: 26 PM (Views 884)
Washington Post: Hezbollah is a superpower and cross-border
Follow-up / Sky Press:
The Washington Post published a report on the status of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization before the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and after his return to Lebanon and his reluctance to resign.
The newspaper's correspondent in Beirut pointed out that the Arab countries are working and seeking various forms to pressure the Lebanese state on the one hand and "Hezbollah" accused of its close ties with Iran. According to the newspaper, Hezbollah has strengthened its position as a regional power in the region by extending its military forces beyond the Lebanese border.
The newspaper added that Saudi Arabia tried to pressure Lebanon and Hezbollah by calling Hariri and forcing him to resign and take him as a hostage to force Hezbollah out of power by overthrowing the government he is participating in. But what happened was contrary to Saudi expectations, where the Saudi plan to unify the Lebanese demanding return Hariri, including Hezbollah, which strongly sympathizes with the prime minister.
"The Saudis hoped Hariri's resignation would shock, the government would be dissolved, and Hezbollah and its allies would leave the portfolios and key positions in power," said Rafaile Le Favre of the Carnegie Middle East Center for Lebanon. Happen or occur". He added: "Hezbollah became stronger after the outbreak of the Syrian war, which is even influential in the Lebanese security institutions."
"The party has lost thousands of fighters in Syria, but has also recruited a number of elements and acquired new skills that have turned it into a mini-army," he said. "It now has artillery teams, special forces units that coordinate with Russian and Syrian forces in Syria and lead complex attacks."