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Guterres: Hezbollah will drag Lebanon into war

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned in a report to the Security Council that the militia group Hezbollah could drag Lebanon into war and called for its disarmament.

Guterres said Hezbollah was the most powerful militia in Lebanon and asked in his report whether the Lebanese state could exercise its sovereignty while Hezbollah's strengthens its military arsenal.

Guterres also called for the implementation of the resolution calling for the disarmament of militias in Lebanon.

His report also warned against the consequences of the participation of Hezbollah in the conflict in Syria, considering it a violation of the policy of self-distancing in Lebanon.

Guterres also referred to Hezbollah's assistance to the Houthis in Yemen as military advisers and trainers, saying that their actions pose a serious regional and global threat.