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, […]

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 […]

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2018 Delegations from two of Iran’s top terrorist proxies reportedly met in Lebanon this past weekend amid questions about Iran’s ability to project power in the region under new U.S. sanctions. Hizbullah said on Aug. 19 that its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, met with a delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, The Associated […]

Israel warns: Lebanon ‘one big missile factory for Iran’

Israel warns: Lebanon ‘one big missile factory for Iran’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 28, 2018 Iran has “opened a new branch” in Lebanon and 2018 will be a year that tests “how Lebanon will be shaped,” a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said on Jan. 28. “At the beginning of 2018, I think that it is proper to warn the residents of Lebanon […]

‘Satan’s party’: Saudi minister calls on Lebanese to speak out against Hizbullah

‘Satan’s party’: Saudi minister calls on Lebanese to speak out against Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 Hizbullah is carrying out war against Saudi Arabia under the direction of “the lords of global terrorism (Iran),” a Saudi official said, adding that the world needs to unite against the Lebanon-based terror organization. Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan tweeted that Hizbullah is the “Satan’s […]

Fury from Turkey, Iran, Hizbullah after Kurdish independence vote

Fury from Turkey, Iran, Hizbullah after Kurdish independence vote

by WorldTribune Staff, October 1, 2017 Iran has cut fuel oil to Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey’s president said Israel’s Mossad was to blame for Kurdistan’s Sept. 25 vote for independence. Speaking from a secret location, the leader of Iran-backed Hizbullah said the vote was a “plot” conceived by the U.S. and Israel. Kurds flying Israeli […]

Hizbullah in ‘internal crisis,’ won’t start war, Israel says

Hizbullah in ‘internal crisis,’ won’t start war, Israel says

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 Hurting financially, racked by internal turmoil and with its troops deployed across the Middle East, Hizbullah is not likely to engage in conflict with Israel in the near future, a top Israeli military official said. “It is an internal crisis over what they are fighting for, an economic crisis […]

Hizbullah pushes Lebanon toward Assad regime, away from neutrality

Hizbullah pushes Lebanon toward Assad regime, away from neutrality

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2017 Iran-backed terror group Hizbullah is attempting to sway Lebanon’s government to abandon its official policy of neutrality on Syria and full support the Bashar Assad regime, reports say. Hizbullah, an ally of Assad, is pushing for closer ties with the Syrian government, including on refugee returns and military operations […]

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 Lebanon’s army on Aug. 7 said it had captured several strategic hilltops from Islamic State (ISIS) at the border with Syria. In taking several hills between the frontier towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the army destroyed ISIS fortifications and killed several jihadists, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Hassan […]

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 Hizbullah is producing its own missiles in well-protected factories in Lebanon and has raised its level of preparedness for a massive attack on Israel, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander said. Iran has opened factories in Lebanon to manufacture long-range missiles as well as other munitions and has […]