In Paris, president says Iran-backed terror group is manufacturing weapons under civilian cover in Lebanon’s capital, urges France to intervene

President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday told his French counterpart that Israel could be forced to strike the Hezbollah terror group’s rocket-building operations “in the heart of Beirut,” a development he warned would drag Lebanon into a punishing regional war that neither side wants.

Rivlin made the remarks during a meeting with France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace in Paris during an official visit to mark 70 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and France

If we are threatened from Lebanon, we will not stand by,” Rivlin told Macron, according a statement from his office. “Hezbollah is creating facilities to produce and convert precision-guided missiles in the heart of Beirut under civilian cover and with Iranian support.”

Times of Israel

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rivlin-warns-macron-israel-could-strike-hezbollah-rocket-factories-in-beirut/?utm_source=The+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=daily-edition-2019-01-24&utm_medium=email

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