Visit comes after a trip to Syria, where Israel has warned against Iranian presence
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ elite Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, arrived in Beirut ahead of a meeting with Hezbollah’s Nasrallah, according to Walla News early Wednesday.
Citing reports, the Israeli news outlet noted this comes after a visit to Syria.
The Quds Force is responsible for clandestine missions outside of Iran, aiding proxies hostile to Israel in the region, most notably the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Iranian activity has also come under scrutiny in the West Bank by Jerusalem’s defense establishment for fomenting terrorism against Israelis.
The Iran-backed Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah has in recent months provoked Israeli forces along the northern border. On Tuesday, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant threatened in response to send Lebanon “back to the stone age” if Hezbollah instigates another war.
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