Russia's Role in Syria Challenges Hizbullah's, Iran's Interests

(NOW-Lebanon) Hanin Ghaddar - Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah faces a number of issues of concern. First, he must face the bitter fact that Russia allowed Israel to assassinate Samir Kuntar. Moreover, the ongoing coordination between Russia and Israel makes any Hizbullah retaliation far more complicated. In addition, U.S. sanctions against Hizbullah were recently increased. Some economic analysts in Lebanon say that the purpose of these sanctions is to make sure Hizbullah does not receive much-needed money after the sanctions against Iran are lifted. The third issue is Russia's role in Syria. The Iranian and Hizbullah leaderships know that Russia's priority is to save Assad's regime, not to protect Iran's interests.

2015-12-28 00:00:00

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