Hook: Iran Trying to Destabilize Lebanon Through Hezbollah

U.S. envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, on Wednesday accused Iran of seeking to "sow military roots in Syria", reiterating that it is trying to destabilize Lebanon through Hezbollah. Speaking during a congressional hearing on the Trump administration’s Iran policy, Hook said that Iran "is playing a very long game in Yemen", adding that it would very much like to do in Yemen what it has been able to do in Lebanon and to use the Houthis in the same model that it has used Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Iran to Hand Over Nizar Zakka to Hezbollah, Not Lebanese State

Iran will hand over Lebanese detainee Nizar Zakka to Hezbollah within the next few hours, the semi-official Fars news agency announced on Monday citing an unnamed source. "This is done solely because of the respect for and dignity of Hassan Nasrallah," the source stressed, adding that no negotiations had taken place with any person or government regarding this issue.