As Lebanon slips further into isolation and its economic crisis deepens, Iran has offered to extend a helping hand to the country that is home to its most successful proxy network – Hezbollah. But with US and international sanctions on Tehran, if Lebanon were to accept aid from Tehran, Beirut would be pushed further into isolation and its chances of receiving international assistance would further be limited.
A woman counts U.S. dollar banknotes as Lebanese pounds are pictured in the background at a currency exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon. (Reuters)
Hezbollah flags flutter along an empty street, at the entrance of Mays Al-Jabal village in Lebanon. (Reuters)