Rai, a harsh critic of Hezbollah, has called for Lebanon to remain neutral, referring to Hezbollah's deployment of fighters to Syria and its alliance with Iran in a power struggle with Saudi Arabia.
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Iran has done this before, using pro-Iranian groups in Iraq to wage an insurgency against the US after the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Sources not affiliated with Hezbollah highlighted different components of the crisis, while some observers criticize focusing solely on the economic dimensions in the country.
This is the first time coordinated attacks struck US forces in both Syria and Iraq.
Shi’ite Muslim Iran has been a foe of the hardline Sunni Muslim Taliban for decades, but for the past few years it has been openly meeting Taliban leaders.