EU’s Borrell warns war in Middle East on the brink of expanding

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a debate in Strasbourg, eastern France, April 24, 2024. (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a debate in Strasbourg, eastern France, April 24, 2024. (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

European foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says that the Middle East is close to seeing the conflict expanding into Lebanon just days after Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah threatened EU member Cyprus.

“The risk of this war affecting the south of Lebanon and spilling over is every day bigger,” Borrell tells reporters ahead of a foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg. “We are on the eve of the war expanding.”

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