Iran’s Terrorist Militias Hold Secret Meetings with Hamas in Lebanon

Friday Radio Falda Quote Sources affiliated with Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon are holding “secret strategic meetings” with Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Hezbollah’s underground base in Lebanon.

According to Radio Farda’s sources, the meeting began several weeks ago and was attended by senior Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officials.

One of those Revolutionary Guards personnel, Mohammad Reza Zahedi, killed On April 1, the Iranian consulate in Damascus was bombed. Iran has vowed revenge against Israel for this attack, and Israelis are taking the threat seriously. shift On the foothold of war.

Representatives from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have been relentlessly attacking international shipping in the Red Sea for months and nearly shutting down one of the world’s most important sea lanes, also reportedly attended Lebanon’s strategic meeting. He is reported to have attended.

The secret meetings were organized by Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists, who themselves have fired rockets and drones at civilian targets in northern Israel. From the beginning of the Gaza war, Israel Concerned Hezbollah may launch an armed attack and open a new front in Lebanon.

On Friday, Hezbollah chief executive Saeed Hassan Nasrallah said: TV speech Among them he declared Supports Iran’s “right” to “punish” Israel for the airstrike that killed Zahedi. Mr. Nasrallah described the attack as a “turning point” in the regional conflict.

“Be assured that Iran’s response to the targeting of the consulate in Damascus is definitely against Israel,” Nasrallah said, boasting that his military could support Iran with yet-to-be-disclosed weapons. .

Regional analysts suspect that Iran is unwilling to attack Israel directly and prefers to continue operating through terrorist proxies. The idea that all of these proxies are gathering for secret strategic meetings with Iranian officials and Hamas representatives is troubling.

Even if Iran chooses direct military action, Iranian proxy forces could play a role. CBS News report On Friday, the U.S. said it had “received information that Iran is planning a retaliatory attack involving Shahid loitering drones and a swarm of cruise missiles,” possibly targeting Israeli diplomatic facilities comparable to the Iranian consulate in Damascus. announced.

“Another key unknown is where the drones and missiles will be launched from. Will they be launched from Iraq or Syria, which could prompt thin claims by Tehran, or even from Iranian territory? Yes,” CBS added. If Iran chooses to attack from Iraq or Syria, groups like Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, which is reportedly taking part in secret meetings in Lebanon, are certain to be involved.