Report: Gen. Aoun visiting Washington as US scrambles to prevent Israel-Hezbollah war


The Biden administration has grown “extremely concerned” that escalating violence between Israel and Hezbollah in recent days might deteriorate into an all-out war and is scrambling to prevent it, U.S. news portal Axios quoted U.S. officials as saying.

“The U.S. is concerned about Israel rushing into a war with Hezbollah — or getting dragged into one — without a clear strategy or consideration of the full implications of a wider conflict,” the officials said.

“The Biden administration is trying to contain the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as much as possible while working to secure a hostage-ceasefire deal in Gaza,” the officials added.

The White House believes that a ceasefire in Gaza is the only thing that would significantly de-escalate the tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese border.

According to Axios, Lebanese Army chief General Joseph Aoun is visiting Washington this week for meetings with White House and Pentagon officials and members of Congress about the current crisis.

While traveling with U.S. President Joe Biden to the G7 summit in Italy on Wednesday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters aboard Air Force One that the U.S. "is particularly concerned" about the exchange of fire across the border with Lebanon.

Sullivan also stressed that the U.S. is in close consultation with Israel on this issue.

Comments 4
Missing phillipo 13 June 2024, 13:44

There is a simple way that Gen. Aoun and the LAF can prevent an Israel-Hizballah War. All it has to do is show that it is control of all the sovereign territory of the Republic of Lebanon and demands that all the people in Lebanon comply with the articles of Resolution 1701 with regards there being no armed groups other than LAF and UN soldiers south of the Litani.

Thumb 15 June 2024, 01:52

Who’s general Aoun? the guy is 92 years old and as senile as Genocide Joe. He’s become completely irrelevant.

Thumb 15 June 2024, 01:54

The United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution 194 (III), resolving that “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”

Yalla zionist, pay up and open the borders.

Missing 1948 14 June 2024, 03:47

dream on terrorist phillipo and your criminal nation and people of israel