For the first time, Iran officially recognizes that Hezbollah militia has become a regular army and is no longer a terrorist militia receiving aid from Tehran.
Speaking at a seminar in Tehran, Special adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, said Hezbollah had turned into a strong army that could be used to confront Israel
Experts told The Baghdad Post that Rahim's comments contained many serious and important hints.
Observers believe that Hezbollah has received sufficient financial support from Mullah's regime to form a new state within the Lebanese state.
Analysts say Safavi's comments are a new threat to the region, similar to Baghdadi's declaration of ISIS terror state in Iraq.
Hezbollah is considered the strongest terrorist militia in the world and even stronger than the Lebanese army itself In 2016, Hezbollah had about 45,000 troops. They are funded by Iran and trained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Hezbollah's military budget is about $ 1 billion a year.
The recent declaration of Rahim requires an action must be taken immediately to crush this terror militia and cut the way for more suspicious activities in the region, analysts said.