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Lebanese president says he’ll resist Israel by ‘all available means’

In what is sure to add tension to an already tense region, the president of Lebanon has said he will use “all available means” to resist Israel.

“Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the Lebanese to resist it and foil its plans by all available means,” President Michel Aoun’s office quoted him as saying in a Tweet.

The warning comes amid earlier reports that Israel is preparing to confront Iranian proxy Hezbollah, a heavily-armed terrorist organization that essentially runs Lebanon.

Aoun said accusations that his country supported terrorism were unacceptable.

“Lebanon faces a political crisis after its prime minister Saad Hariri suddenly resigned on November 4 in a statement broadcast from Saudi Arabia. His resignation statement accused Iran and Hezbollah of ‘sowing strife’ in Arab countries. [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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