Hizbullah Facing Calls to End Iran's "Occupation" of Lebanon

(UPI) Dalal Saoud - In Lebanon, the poverty rate has nearly doubled from 42% in 2019 to 82% in 2021, electricity is on only 2 hours a day, and the national currency has lost 90% of its value. "More and more people are expressing their discontent openly," said a Shiite woman from the Baalbeck region, a Hizbullah stronghold. Some 200 political figures, including former ministers and parliamentarians, have established the National Council to Lift the Iranian Occupation of Lebanon. Ahmad Fatfat, head of the council and former minister, said their goal was to restore Lebanon's sovereignty.

2022-01-24 00:00:00

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