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Lebanon’s foreign ministry condemns Israeli remarks on Hezbollah

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Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil condemned on Friday the statement made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said that Israel would “fight” Iran in Lebanon, in reference to Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Bassil, who is in New York attending the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, said that Isarel is re-inventing pretexts to justify the aggression, and from "the platform of international legitimacy" (the UN) is preparing to violate the sovereignty of states, forgetting that Lebanon once defeated its aggression, he said.

Tel Aviv hinted at targeting Hezbollah positions in Beirut, with the announcement of the Israeli army that it detected Hezbollah factories in the heart of the Lebanese capital, manufacturing precision guided missiles. Full story