The growth of the non-state actor

Hezbollah’s No. 2, cleric Naim Qassem, speaks to the Los Angeles Times:

The more we clarify our image to the people of the West, the more pressure they will put on their governments to stop supporting Israel…

In recent years, the Western perception of Hezbollah has changed. Even governments have started to look for reasons to communicate and have relations with Hezbollah. . . . This indicates that the Islamic resistance has convinced the West it is a popular, authentic and important movement that cannot be ignored.

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