By dealing with a regime that kills and oppresses its Muslim population, Iran has shown it is placing its interests ahead of human rights.
As they contend with an economic crisis and uncertain living conditions, many Shia are becoming increasingly resentful of Hizbullah.
Iran has been conducting illegal fishing operations in Yemeni waters even as more than 20 million Yemenis are considered food insecure.
Hitti's resignation comes on the heels of a last-ditch French effort to urge Lebanon to implement reforms and avert economic collapse.
Faced with a raft of US sanctions, Iran has been struggling to sell its oil to its few remaining allies, including Hizbullah, with little success.
Areas controlled by the Iran-backed Houthis are experiencing an acute shortage of fuel, which threatens the supply of water, electricity.
Iranian president's announcement that over $22 billion of export revenue is 'missing' has triggered fears that economic collapse is imminent.
A new report reveals that nearly 200 Iranian vessels have taken part in a large-scale illegal fishing operation in Yemeni and Somali waters.
A breach of the terminal, anchored off al-Hodeidah port, would cause a disaster that could take decades for the area's ecology to recover from.
The impact of the economic crisis, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, has hit the poverty-stricken northern city especially hard.