In late July, the latest round of American legislation targeting Hezbollah arrived, despite Lebanese government and banking officials downplaying rumors of it just a few months ago, as Executive reported. The Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act would supplement a 2015 law curbing the group’s access to banking systems, and is the latest legislative effort to freeze Hezbollah’s finances.
President Michel Aoun on Tuesday assured that Lebanon will face terrorism in all of its aspects and groups, saying that the Army will not back down on this battle. Speaking at a ceremony held in Fiyadiyye to celebrate the 72nd foundation anniversary of the Lebanese Army, President Aoun shed the light on the several security and military challenges facing the nation, praising the efforts that the Army is exerting to maintain stability.
Retired army general Khalil Helou refuted claims that the military doesn't have the power needed to defend Lebanon's border, regretting the fact that some refuse to acknowledge the Army's potential.