Lebanon grows weary of Iran, IRGC and Hezbollah interference

Lebanese public outcry continues to escalate against Iran and the IRGC-backed Hezbollah’s intervention in Lebanon which has become a major factor in the country’s economic crisis.

In a live televised interview in Beirut, a Lebanese author, Jean-Marie Kassab, made it clear that he and most Lebanese people want the Iranian regime to leave the Lebanese people alone and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of their country through its proxy group Hezbollah.

He added that Hezbollah acts purely based on the political interests of Iran, which is to sacrifice the lives of Lebanese people and Lebanon’s sovereignty, just so that Iran has more leverage over Israel without direct warfare and Iran in-turn arms and funds Hezbollah so that it can gain more power and rule over Lebanon.

Kassab added that the “Axis of Resistance” does not concern the Lebanese people and called for the establishment of unity and solidarity among the Lebanese people and the preservation of the security and territorial integrity of Lebanon.

Hezbollah, created and funded by the Iranian regime, with its members being trained and armed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has launched a series of military offensives against Israel, which in turn prompted an Israeli response that has cost the country more than $500 million.

IRGC-backed Hezbollah’s money laundering, smuggling, and destabilizing activities have also led to tougher sanctions, which is another cause of the current economic and political crisis in Lebanon, which has put the country back on the brink of civil war.

Hezbollah’s meaning and image have drastically changed in the eyes of Lebanese people, as it is now also considered the biggest obstacle to advancing the investigation into the tragic explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020.

Source: MEMRI TV
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