Court finds Hizbullah member guilty in 2005 murder of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri

Court finds Hizbullah member guilty in 2005 murder of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2020 A UN-backed tribunal found a member of the Iran-backed Hizbullah terrorist organization guilty of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Tuesday found Salim Ayyash guilty of Hariri’s murder, but cleared three other suspects after a years-long trial. Ayyash, 56, […]

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The massive explosion that devastated Beirut on Aug. 4 left at least 150 people dead, about 5,000 injured and more than 350,000 homeless. As more video and images emerge of the blast at the capital city’s port area, many questions remain about its cause. Arabic affairs analyst Ehud Yaari […]

Analysis: President Trump broke the code, exposed Iran origins of proxy terrorism

Analysis: President Trump broke the code, exposed Iran origins of proxy terrorism

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2020 For 40 years, the United States would not hold the Iranian regime responsible for the terror proxies it funded, armed, trained, and directed. President Donald Trump “put an end to that arrangement,” an analyst noted. Since the targeted killing of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, “Iran’s most important military […]

DOJ: ‘Trained and skilled’ Hizbullah operative living in NJ scouted landmarks for attacks

DOJ: ‘Trained and skilled’ Hizbullah operative living in NJ scouted landmarks for attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2019 The Department of Justice has charged a Hizbullah operative who was residing in New Jersey with providing material support to a designated terror group after he was found to have scouted locations in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. for potential terrorist attacks. The nine-count indictment against Alexei Saab, […]

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2019 Hamas and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad were quick to praise Hizbullah’s Sept. 1 attack on northern Israel as the United States warned Iran and its terror organization against further “hostile actions.” Hizbullah terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

FPI / July 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Hizbullah’s precision missile operations in Lebanon are under the command of an Iranian engineer, an Israeli news outlet reported. I24 News identified the commander as Majed Naveed, an engineer with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Lebanon’s leadership, meanwhile, makes no secret of the fact that the partnership between […]

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

FPI / June 26, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Less than two years after Forbes declared it the richest terror group in the world, Hizbullah is strapped for cash amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions which have crippled the economy of Iran, the organization’s main benefactor. The revenue stream from Iran has been cut so drastically, in fact, […]

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

FPI / June 16, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Only months after the signing of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, British security forces found several Hizbullah weapons caches which held thousands of explosives in northwest London. The discovery was kept “hidden from the public” so as not to “raise eyebrows,” the Daily Telegraph reported on June 10. Meanwhile, […]

U.S. military moves have Iran now making preparations for the worst

U.S. military moves have Iran now making preparations for the worst

FPI / May 10, 2019 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a sudden, unscheduled visit to Baghdad on May 7, 2019, meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and President Barham Salih. On May 5, 2019, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton […]

Pompeo in Beirut publicly urges all Lebanese to stand against Iran, Hizbullah

Pompeo in Beirut publicly urges all Lebanese to stand against Iran, Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2019 During a March 22 visit to Beirut, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bluntly challenged the political status quo in Lebanon which includes a prominent role for Iran proxy Hizbullah. Pompeo told a press conference that “the Lebanese people face a choice: Bravely move forward or allow the dark […]

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