Blinken tells Israeli officials to avoid escalation with Hezbollah in Lebanon

Blinken tells Israeli officials to avoid escalation with Hezbollah in Lebanon

| Friday 21 June 2024

During a meeting, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli officials of the need to prevent further escalation of its conflict with Hezbollah in Lebanon amid Israel’s war on Gaza, accoding to Reuters.

Blinken made his remark during a meeting with Israel’s national security adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and Ron Dermer, Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, the State Department said.

The meeting between the US and Israeli officials follows after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned that a major Israeli military offensive against Lebanon would be met with a war without “restraint and no rules and no ceilings”.

 

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