| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Tehran is trying to impose its conditions during Vienna talks by putting pressure on Lebanon

Lebanon has become the arena of American-Iranian rams after the Iranian axis became handcuffed in more than one region, especially in the regions where it spreads with its militias.

In Syria, Iran’s influence was scattered as a result of the settlements that took place between “Israel” and Russia, which gave the Israeli air force the green light to raid freely the centers of the Iranian militias at any place and time. This was evident in the last two strikes on the Damascus countryside within a short period of time.

As for Iraq, although the government formation is still gloomy, but the results of the elections that came in favor of the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, are awaiting the end of consideration of the appeals. It is certain that Iran’s allies no longer have a large margin of action at a time when the security situation is still in a state of vibration, awaiting the final clearing of the electoral picture.

While Yemen is still witnessing bombings and battles between the internationally recognized government and the Houthi group “Ansar Allah”, whom Iran supports militarily and logistically. The former commander of the “Quds Force” in the “Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” Qasem Soleimani confirmed before his death to the Iranian joint military command that he had established six armies outside Iranian territory. These armies include the Houthi group in Yemen, “but the years passed and Iran was unable to impose its control and helped Ansar Allah to launch marches on a daily basis towards Saudi Arabia.”

The Lebanese arena remains the most important and powerful hotbed for Tehran, as it controls its geography through its political and military arm “Hezbollah”. The latter has turned Lebanon into a military facility stuffed with advanced weapons and missiles. This is in addition to the smart weapons that it uses to pass through its land, air, and maritime borders, that used to target the Iranian shipments at the Iraqi border and Syrian, all the way to the Lebanese-Syrian border.

In order to protect these weapons, Lebanon has become a safe haven for it, and the “argument” is to confront the Israeli enemy, although the southern front has been frozen since 2006, except for some unknown missiles that have become known since the last confrontation. Hezbollah and Israel do not want to heat it after the mutual bombing targeted open lands, and it will remain so because igniting it is not in the interest of both parties, especially Hezbollah, which lost its internal and Arab cover for a long time.

In addition to this, the recent crisis ignited by the positions of the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, which plunged Lebanon into complete isolation. It is not possible to rely on the French assistance that contributed to the birth of a “distorted” government, and it will not interfere in the process of saving it, because what was dictated to it by the understanding with Iran at the time could not continue with it today.

France will try to limit its losses, especially since the US administration has returned to the Middle Eastern arena as Tehran is trying to impose its conditions during Vienna talks through putting pressure on Lebanon, and it will try to use its papers to oblige them to accept its conditions. Will it succeed in controlling Lebanon!?

  • Sawt Beirut International