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US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits LebanonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.



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Pompeo urges Lebanon to move away from 'dark' Iran

Pompeo urges Lebanon to move away from 'dark' IranUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged Lebanon to pick a side as he visited the country on a regional tour to build a united front against Iran. Pompeo flew in from Israel a day after he became the first high-ranking American official to visit the Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem with an Israeli prime minister. “Lebanon and the Lebanese people face a choice: bravely move forward as an independent and proud nation or allow the dark ambitions of Iran and Hezbollah to dictate your future,” he said during a joint news conference with his Lebanese counterpart.



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Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President Aoun

Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President AounU.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are harming Lebanon as a whole, President Michel Aoun said on Thursday ahead of a visit to the country by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The United States deems the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah group a terrorist organization and has been steadily increasing financial sanctions against it as part of efforts to counter Iran. Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah has a large armed militia that has helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his eight-year war against rebels, but it is also a political party in Lebanon with seats in the parliament and cabinet.



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Senior US official vows to counter Iran on Lebanon visit

Senior US official vows to counter Iran on Lebanon visitBEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. will step up efforts to counter Iran's "dangerous activities" around the region including the financing and activities of proxy organizations such as Lebanon's Hezbollah, a senior U.S. official said Monday.



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Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon borderJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.



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Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon borderJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.



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Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against Syria

Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against SyriaLebanon’s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday Israeli air raids against Syria from its airspace and said it supported Syria’s right to defend its sovereignty. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has instructed Lebanon’s envoy to the U.N. to submit a complaint to the Security Council against the “dangerous Israeli violations that threaten stability in the region”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.



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Destruction of tunnels from Lebanon 'nearly done': Netanyahu

Destruction of tunnels from Lebanon 'nearly done': NetanyahuPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Israeli army’s operation to locate and destroy cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon was near completion. “The IDF (Israeli army) briefed us on its actions in neutralising the tunnels,” Netanyahu said.



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Israel says 4th 'attack tunnel' found from Lebanon

Israel says 4th 'attack tunnel' found from LebanonIsrael’s army said Sunday it has uncovered another Hezbollah “attack tunnel” leading from Lebanon into its territory, the fourth since it started a search-and-destroy operation this month. Israel says the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group has dug the infiltration tunnels for use in a future conflict, and the military has been working to eliminate them. The latest tunnel crossing into northern Israel was exposed at the weekend, the army said in a statement.



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Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calm

Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calmBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.



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