Iran has deployed a top Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officer in Lebanon to oversee Hizbullah operations on behalf of the Islamic Republic, a senior IDF officer revealed on Wednesday.
The officer’s name is Hossein Mahadavi, and his official title is “commander of Iran’s overseas division”, which in this case is Hizbullah. Mahadavi is believed to maintain an office in Beirut and is a senior member of the IRGC’s Al Quds Force, which is responsible for Iran’s overseas operations.
According to the senior IDF officer, since the Second Lebanon War, Iran has bolstered its control over Hizbullah. “We identify more Iranian involvement in Lebanon today,” the officer said. “It is comprehensive and significant.”