Lebanese Foreign Minister: We Will Win Any War with Israel

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, left, attends a joint presser with His Turkish counterpart Mavlut Cavusoglu, right, following their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
AP/Burhan Ozbilici

The Algemeiner reports:  Lebanon will emerge victorious in any future conflict with Israel, the Cedar Republic’s foreign minister, Gebran Bassil, claimed in an interview published on Friday.

Speaking with the Russian government-funded RT media outlet, Bassil — the 47-year-old Maronite Christian head of the Free Patriotic Movement — stated, “We should not be provoking Israel into a war simply because it is likely to lose it. We should restrain Israel from starting a war exactly because Lebanon is sure to win it.”

Bassil went on to warn there would be “consequences for the whole region…[and] for Europe” if Hezbollah — the Iran-backed Shia terrorist group that is headquartered in Beirut and is part of the Lebanese government — was attacked by outside parties. According to Bassil, Lebanon is able to counter “any threat” it faces.

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