Experts believe Hezbollah’s plan to build energy cooperation with Tehran wouldn’t resolve Lebanon’s energy crisis but help Iran weaken Beirut’s pro-Western government.
The energy crisis that has gripped Lebanon has triggered a political churning in the country — and the US and its allies find it distressing.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday that they have a plan to import oil and gas from Iran in order to fill Lebanon’s energy vacuum.
The statement rattled many Lebanon watchers, including the policy wonks in Washington, who over the years have grown edgy toward the rise of Hezbollah, a militant group that has set up its ‘state within a state’ in Lebanon.
If Hezbollah succeeds in importing energy from Iran, it will be a…