In their view, the Shiite ummah ranges from the Hazaras of Afghanistan to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
A young and “Hezbollahi” government? Over the last years, Khamenei has repeatedly voiced his call for a “young and hezbollahi government” which would be energetic and uncompromising against the enemy.
What causes this vulnerability, even with an asymmetrical non-state actor as the belligerent? The answer to this question lies in Hamas’s and, indirectly, Hezbollah’s powerful rocket and missile inventory.
It will not be easy to deconstruct the endless edifice of lies, half-truths and intentional misrepresentations of Zionist Israeli colonialism…
and Hezbollah, Turkey and the PYD.
Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to claim that Yemen’s Houthis have become the second most powerful quasi-governmental force in the region after Lebanon’s Hezbollah, both of which are close to Iran.
Read: The Troubling Legacy of the Sykes-Picot: A Century-Old Chaos in the Arab Middle EastFurther, Iraq’s inherent instability and insecurity means that Egyptian workers will be ripe targets for terrorist organizations, whether groups like Daesh or even state-sanctioned groups like Kataeb Hezbollah, Badr Organization, and countless other Shia jihadist groups loyal to Iran.
Hezbollah in Lebanon, a militant group backed by Iran, has hundreds of thousands of missiles, said Benny Gantz.
Although the Russian, Iranian, and Syrian militaries along with Lebanese Hezbollah took actions in Syria that outraged many Sunnis in Kuwait, the atrocities committed by Assad’s jihadist enemies against religious minorities in Syria, including Shi’a/Alawite Muslims, raised fears among members of Kuwait’s Shi’a communities.
Read: What Does Sectarianism Mean for Lebanese Society? Hezbollah, the Lebanese armed political party with allegiances to Iran, has played an active role in the Syrian conflict as an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Nonetheless, the growing presence of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the region, the emergence of Lebanese Hezbollah in the early 1980s with Iran’s full backing, and the unwillingness of some Arab regimes including, but not limited to, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, for a rapprochement with a “revolution-exporting Iran” undermined the prospects for normalization throughout the 1990s.
When Turkey launched Operation Claw Eagle II against the PKK, the Iranian-backed Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba threatened to attack Turkey.
Additionally, Hezbollah who is not only allied to the FPM and the Syrian regime but who became an active member of the Syrian Civil War through direct military intervention, often instrumentalized the Syrian refugeehood in Lebanon depending on its interests.
One notable instance was back in 2016, when nine Shi’a MPs boycotted a parliamentary meeting which was scheduled to take place a day after 25 Kuwaitis were charged for allegedly having ties with Iran and Hezbollah.