UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres said he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah, Reuters reported.
Tensions have heated up since last week’s confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria, described as the worst since the 2006 Lebanon war.
“I am deeply worried about hard-to-foresee escalations in the whole region,” Guterres stated on Monday at Lisbon University, where he received an honorary degree. “The worst nightmare would be if there is a direct confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah…the level of destruction in Lebanon would be absolutely devastating, so there are major points of concern around this situation.”
Analysts have begun speculating as to the likelihood of an imminent direct confrontation between Israel and Iran’s proxies, primarily the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group