As US weighs Syria strike, Hezbollah official says all-out war unlikely

Amid statements coming from Washington about possible military action in Syria, Hezbollah's deputy chief has asserted that the situation is not expected to lead to an all-out war in the region.
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As the US administration weighs military action in Syria, a senior Hezbollah official said on Friday the situation will most likely not escalate into an all-out war.

"It doesn't seem like this crisis is going to develop into a direct conflict between the US and Russia," Hezbollah's deputy chief Naim Qassem told the Lebanese newspaper al-Joumhouria. "We're not heading for an all-out war, unless Trump and Netanyahu lose it completely."

On Thursday, the White House said US President Donald Trump had not made any final decision on whether or not to strike Syria in response to a deadly chemical attack.

"No final decision has been made," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies." She added that Trump is expected to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May soon.

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