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.