Hezbollah's Finances are Its Achilles' Heel

January 27, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Tags: HezbollahTerrorismLebanonSanctionsWar

Hezbollah's Finances are Its Achilles' Heel

Fighting Hezbollah is not only a military competition, but a financial one.

All in all, the newly taken measures by the Trump administration will complicate Hezbollah’s financial situation, but they will not be capable of defeating it. Financial support from the Iranian Supreme Leader, income from Hezbollah’s foreign activities, and the parallel economy in Lebanon will all work in Hezbollah’s favor and allow it to survive the financial sanctions.

Ali Bakir is an Ankara-based political analyst and researcher.

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