Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad spoke yesterday at the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, on the second day of his state visit to Lebanon. Reportedly met by a cheering crowd, Bint Jbeil – a Hezbollah stronghold – proved a receptive place for his speech. There, he reaffirmed his ongoing commitment to support Lebanon (read Hezbollah) and made his trademark comments against the ‘Zionist regime.’

Above all else, however, one particular point stood out in my mind: as reported by the BBC, he hailed Lebanon’s “resistance to the world’s tyrants” – now, that’s rich…

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As a student of War Studies and History at King's College London, politics and key events – both past and current – have always fascinated me. Inspired to engage with political ideas by my interest in foreign languages and cultures, I seek to approach and analyse current affairs with a distinct and challenging perspective.

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