US energy envoy Amos Hochstein is in Tel Aviv to brief Israeli officials about his talks in Lebanon over the weekend, which were aimed at preventing the opening of second front in the Israel-Hamas war, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says.
Hochstein has been working to pressure the Lebanese government to rein in Hezbollah as much as possible, so that the terror group ceases its attacks on Israel, which, in contrast, escalated further today.
“We don’t want to see this war escalate. We don’t want to see it widen. We certainly don’t believe it’s in anybody’s interest,” Kirby says.