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Anchal Vohra

Anchal Vohra is a reporter based in Beirut.

05 June 2019 10:25 PM

Hezbollah Isn’t Iran’s Favorite Proxy Anymore

Last week, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened a regional war were Iran to be attacked by the United States amid rising tensions between the two countries. It was an expected statement of support by Hezbollah, Tehran’s closest regional proxy. But just as important, if less noticed, was what Nasrallah added immediately afterward—namely, that nobody should fear tensions escalating that far. It was simultaneously a warning to Washington and an attempt to assuage the concerns of the group’s local supporters.