Report: Putin warns Netanyahu against surprise war on Lebanon


Contacts are ongoing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent him from executing his threat to launch a broad war on Lebanon, a diplomatic source said.

“Netanyahu has told the leaders of world powers, most notably the U.S., Russia and France, that he wants to discipline Hezbollah,” the source added, in remarks to the Nidaa al-Watan newspaper.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Netanyahu against launching a surprise war on Lebanon, because its consequences will be disastrous for the two countries and because the drones and missile that took hours to reach Israel from Iran will arrive in a few minutes should war erupt with Lebanon,” the source said.

“Russia is continuing its efforts to prevent a deterioration and it has advised Lebanon and Hezbollah that Hezbollah should not engage in any Iranian responses against Israel should there be responses and counter-responses,” the source added.

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Missing phillipo 19 April 2024, 15:39

Considering the amount of talk going on around this, I wouldn't say that it would be a surprise war. Considering the fact that the Government of the Republic of Lebanon and the LAF are not the slightest bit interested in forcing the Hizballah terrorists to comply with Resolution 1901 and withdraw to north of the Litani, nobody should be surprised that eventually Israel will have to carry out that task.