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US envoy says diplomacy 'urgent' to stop Israel-Lebanon border clashes

US envoy says diplomacy 'urgent' to stop Israel-Lebanon border clashes

US special envoy Amos Hochstein (L) meets with Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut on June 18, 2024 amid continuing tensions on the Lebanese-Israeli border. (Credit: AFP)

U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein Tuesday called for the "urgent" de-escalation in cross-border exchanges of fire between Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israeli forces raging since the start of the Gaza war.

"The conflict ... between Israel and Hezbollah has gone on for long enough," the presidential envoy said on a visit to Beirut. "It's in everyone's interest to resolve it quickly and diplomatically – that is both achievable and it is urgent."


U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein Tuesday called for the "urgent" de-escalation in cross-border exchanges of fire between Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israeli forces raging since the start of the Gaza war.

"The conflict ... between Israel and Hezbollah has gone on for long enough," the presidential envoy said on a visit to Beirut. "It's in everyone's...