Sat 22 Jun 2024 2:27 pm - Jerusalem Time

CNN: Washington pledged to support Israel in confronting Hezbollah

American officials reassured a delegation of senior Israeli officials that President Joe Biden's administration is ready to support Israel if an all-out war breaks out between it and Lebanese Hezbollah, according to what a senior American official told CNN.

The official confirmed that although it is not possible to provide American forces on the ground, the Biden administration is ready to provide military aid to the Israeli army in the event of a broader war breaking out between the two parties.

The network reported that these confirmations came during a meeting of American officials with the Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs, Ron Dermer, and the head of the Israeli National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, who are visiting Washington.

This week, the two officials participated in a series of meetings with US administration officials such as National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and White House Middle East Affairs Coordinator Brett McGurk.

The conflict expanded

It should be noted that the possibilities of expanding the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah have increased recently, especially in light of Israeli threats to launch a large military operation in Lebanon.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said - earlier this month - that the Israeli army is ready for an intensive operation in Lebanon if necessary, pledging to restore security to the northern border. Foreign Minister Israel Katz also vowed to eliminate Hezbollah in the event of an “all-out war” breaking out, and the Israeli army announced its approval of operational plans to carry out an attack in Lebanon.

On the other hand, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said - in a televised speech last Wednesday - that the possibility of sliding into a major war is possible at any moment, even though the party does not want a comprehensive war, stressing that if war is imposed on Lebanon, the resistance will fight without restrictions, Without rules and without a ceiling, there will be no place in Israel safe from our missiles.


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CNN: Washington pledged to support Israel in confronting Hezbollah