Trump Mideast envoy demands Hezbollah stop ‘provocative behavior’

Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s Mideast envoy, says that Washington “strongly” supports Israel’s northern border operation and calls on Hezbollah to “halt all provocative behavior immediately.”

“We strongly support Israel’s efforts to defend itself, and we call on Hezbollah to halt all provocative behavior immediately and refrain from escalation and violence,” he says in a tweet. “We also call upon Iran and its proxies to stop their provocative and dangerous actions. We stand with Israel.”

Greenblatt’s tweet echoes earlier remarks by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, who also expressed sting support for the Israeli operation, and called on the Iran-backed terrorist militia to cease “provocations” that threaten Israel’s security.