The Wagner Group will consider joining the war with Israel, with the possible delivery of air defense systems to Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia backed by Iran. This is the conclusion made in a report published by The Wall Street Journal, citing US officials.
According to North American media, the system in question is the SA-22, also known as the Pantsir-S1 system, which uses anti-aircraft missiles and cannons with 30 mm caliber ammunition to intercept aircraft. . It is a ground-based short/medium range anti-aircraft weapon system, which can be mounted on a wheeled vehicle, or on fixed anti-aircraft batteries. A delivery authorized by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Asad, always according to this information.
Therefore, the participation of the mercenary group, funded by the Russian State and under the control of the Kremlin since the attempted rebellion of its former boss, Yevgeni Prigozhin, will happen. So far, Washington has not confirmed the deployment of the system, according to an anonymous US official quoted by WJS, although they are monitoring the conversations between Wagner and Hezbollah.
Since the beginning of the war, the Muslim organization that claims the Shiite branch of Islam, went into action after the first attacks by Hamas. During the first hours of the fighting, they claimed responsibility for launching mortar shells against Israel in an offensive in which they attacked three Israeli positions and which, according to their view, they did “in solidarity with the resistance and the Palestinian people.”
It is a religious political project for Lebanon funded by Iran, and one of the most hostile organizations against Zionism in the Middle East. These are his goals outlined in his manifesto in 1985. “Our struggle will only end when this entity ceases to exist. “We do not recognize any agreement with Israel, no ceasefire and no peace agreement, whether separate or multilateral.”
Iran, through its Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has warned to intervene in the war if there is no imminent ceasefire. “This is our region, our home, and we will not wait for anyone’s permission to resolve what happens in our home. If the war expands further, we cannot say that Israel will be defeated because there will be nothing left for Israel to describe as a loser or a winner.
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