US worried in Lebanon over missile technology
A senior official from Biden’s cabinet told that the US will share its mutual concern with Israel over Hezbollah’s precision-guided missile technology. Hezbollah group is backed by leaders and officials of Iran. They further added that there is a discussion to be had in terms of our mutual concerns, security concerns, about what’s going on in Lebanon.
Having concerns and fears, Israelis are doubtful on precision-guided missile technology transfer piece to Hezbollah. They need to discuss the “real potential for state collapse and if the Lebanese political elites do not get their act together then they surely need to form a new government.
There is always a situation which is debatable for Lebanon over a fully functioning government for over a year since Hassan Diab’s government resigned. He resigned primarily after the blast at the Port of Beirut.
Although, the international community has offered to give a financial aid, but it has demanded a new government and reforms to combat corruption and the waste of public funds. Alongside US has tried to mediate a solution for decades. A breakthrough in the yearslong dispute appeared in the works after the Trump administration facilitated the first talks between the sides at the UN headquarters in southern Lebanon last year.
But the US is ready to resume its diplomatic efforts. “I would just say that, I mean, well be ready to brief the [Israeli] prime minister and his team on sort of our approach on that maritime issue,” the US official said.
A second US official, also on the call, said the crisis in Lebanon and the formation of a new government was making it difficult to discuss the maritime border dispute. “But they’re hopeful that a new Lebanese government can be formed and that we can pick that up again because it’s very important to them.