Lebanon
18 December 2023

During a visit to Israel, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urged Hizbollah “to make sure that they don’t do things that would provoke a wider conflict”. His Israeli counterpart indicated that “in one hand, we are patient and we are looking for a diplomacy solution that will make sure that Hizbollah is not threatened Israeli civilians on the northern communities directly. On the other hand, we are preparing ourself to any situation that is needed, and if something like that happened, we will know what to do and we will prevail. We are not looking for anything similar to that and we hope that Hizbollah will understand that it's time to stop”.

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