Photo Credit: WNDA delegation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrived in Lebanon to oversee the reinforcement of Hezbollah positions throughout South Lebanon amid Iranian concerns the U.S. and other nations are seeking to arm Christian and Druze opposition groups there, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The security officials told WND the U.S., France and Saudi Arabia held serious discussions in recent days about possibly arming Lebanese groups to act against the Hezbollah-Iran axis in Lebanon.
If confirmed, any such arming could expand the growing insurgency in Syria to neighboring Lebanon, a country that has been devastated by civil wars on multiple occasions.
Iran’s reported reinforcement of Hezbollah comes as the U.S. earlier this week pledged $60 million in food rations and medical supplies to the Free Syrian Army. It marked the first time that the Obama administration publicly committed itself to sending aid to the armed factions battling President Bashar al-Assad.
A major issue is the inclusion of jihadists, including al-Qaida, among the ranks of the Free Syrian Army and other Syrian opposition groups.
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