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General Charles Brown: Israeli offensive in Lebanon could increase risk of conflict widening

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun24,2024

General Charles Brown: Israeli offensive in Lebanon could increase risk of conflict widening

Photo: General Charles Brown

An Israeli offensive in Lebanon could increase the risk of a broader conflict involving Iran and its supporting militias, especially if the existence of Hezbollah becomes a threat. will be under threat, Air Force General Charles Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Brown did not predict Israel's future actions and emphasized its right to self-defense, but warned that an attack on Lebanon &quot ;could increase the potential for wider conflict.”

""Hezbollah" surpasses Hamas in overall capabilities, number of missiles, and so on. And I would say that Iran will be more inclined to provide Hezbollah with support. significant support"– Brown told reporters before a stop in Cape Verde on his way to regional defense talks starting in Botswana.

"All of this could lead to a wider conflict in the region and make Israel worry not only about what is happening in the south of the country, but also about what is happening in the north,”– explained the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Brown's words came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier on Sunday that the approaching end of the intense phase of fighting in Gaza would allow Israel to deploy more forces along the border with Lebanon.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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