Lebanon, target of new adventurism in region

IRNA | Mohammad Reza Erfanian: After a visit to Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned, which caused a lot of riddles for the Lebanese and non-Lebanese political authorities and observers in the region.

Hariri criticized Iran and Hezbollah in his resignation statement, while he took office with the help of Hezbollah last year; and some days ago, he expressed happiness with Iranian support of Lebanon.

His behavior was so unconventional that the Lebanese President Michel Aoun expressed his being surprised, and said he’ll wait for Hariri’s return to hear the reasons of his resignation from his own mouth.

Thus, one can say that the resignation is a part of a much more complicated scenario, far away from his claims.

Apart from maintaining the territorial integrity of Syria and helping the political establishment of the country to survive, the Resistance and popular forces’ recent victories against Daesh terrorists overtly displayed the power of the Resistance and Hezbollah to combat foreign movements and extra-regional forces.

The power show was not digestible for Tel Aviv, extra-regional powers, and some regional courtiers; therefore, they try hard to target, especially, Hezbollah.

Some Western and Middle Eastern media have been talking about a possible war between the Zionist regime and Hezbollah, which is a red herring.

American Enterprise wrote in an article, Hezbollah can target almost any important and strategic place in Israel using its thousands of rockets and missiles, including ballistic ones. The article wrote that the Zionist regime has never been in such a threat since 1973 Arab–Israeli War.

Washington Institute, which is among the most powerful elements of te Zionist lobby in the US, has talked about the eye-catching military power of Hezbollah against Israel.

Hence, it looks highly improbable that Tel Aviv may make such a perilous move. Igniting a civil war in Lebanon and putting Hezbollah in the eye of a crisis would be an easier scenario for Tel Aviv-Washington-Riyadh to implement.

On the one hand, Saudi Arabia has been trying for a long time to show Hezbollah as Lebanon’s crisis source, and on the other hand, Riyadh, Washington, and Tel Aviv are trying to place Hezbollah on the list of terrorist groups.

As Editor in Chief of Raialyoum Newspaper Abdulbari Atwan wrote in an article, Hariri’s resignation is in line with the Saudi-US roadmap to target Hezbollah, Iran’s powerful ally.

The plot tries to engage Hezbollah in a civil war, or at least a political crisis, to stop it from playing an important role in the Resistance front and weaken its threats against the Zionist regime.

Hezbollah is not just one of the paramilitary group; Hezbollah is interwoven with the Lebanese’ beliefs and is considered the guarantor and guardian of the country’s peace.