Hizbollah on edge in face of Syria revolt

By Rana Moussaoui

Agence France-Presse, Jordan Times.

BEIRUT – The unprecedented revolt threatening the regime in Syria has placed key ally Hizbollah in a tight spot and prompted the Lebanese group to adopt a more measured attitude, analysts say.

“Hizbollah’s margin of manoeuvre is currently very limited because the strategic Iran-Syria-Hizbollah axis is threatened by the revolt and this forces the group to act prudently,” said Paris-based Middle East expert Agnes Levallois.

The Shiite party, also backed by Iran, is the most powerful military and political group in Lebanon and is a key player in the new government formed last month.

But the upheaval in neighbouring Syria caught Hizbollah off guard and threatens its position, analysts say.

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Categories: Asia, Iran, Lebanon, Syria

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