What’s behind Hezbollah’s Wafiq Safa rare UAE visit?

Source: al-monitor.com al-monitor.com

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March 20, 2024 BEIRUT — A prominent Hezbollah official headed to the United Arab Emirates this week in an unprecedented visit by a member of the militant Iran-backed Lebanese group to the Gulf nation. Wafiq Safa, the head of Hezbollah's Liaison and Coordination Unit, traveled to the UAE on a private jet Tuesday. His visit was aimed at negotiating the release of Lebanese citizens detained in the UAE for years, several local media outlets reported. A spokesperson for Hezbollah confirmed Safa’s visit to L’Orient Today. Hezbollah’s media department and Emirati officials have not commented on the trip. Safa has headed...