Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah Just Reportedly Left Lebanon

AP

’s Secretary-General and leader Hassan Nasrallah left for , reportedly planning to move amid regional conflict, and it is unclear exactly when he will return to .

The trusted source of the Kuwaiti Al-Jarida newspaper, who revealed that on Wednesday, even said that Nasrallah is meant to stay in Tehran for an indefinite time.

Intelligence services in and neighboring countries have reportedly monitored extensive encrypted communications between the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and regarding this unprecedented move. 

The move to comes after the most recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh just east of Tehran. Tensions have risen in the region as Iranian officials blame and threaten revenge. However, Lebanon has urged self-restraint to avoid a slide toward the “worst scenario”, according to ’s Foreign Ministry on Monday.

“We condemn this heinous attack and see that the response to this crime is in the hands of those concerned in ,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said in an interview with Al-Manar television, assuring Lebanese citizens that will not be affected by ’s attack on .

Yet, after a member was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Damascus in July, the group threatened revenge and the IDF has been on alert along the borders with and ever since.

The Kuwaiti newspaper reported in November that a source close to the IRGC commander Esmail Qaani had stated that had managed to uncover an operation planned by to assassinate Nasrallah and multiple other leaders of pro-Iranian factions in , , the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.

Al-Jarida reported that Qaani met with Nasrallah during a visit to in the middle of November.

As tensions have been high in recent months between and , Nasrallah has stated that ’s allies in the region should be in a state of high readiness in case of any “American or Israeli folly” during the remainder of U.S. President ’s term.


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