with a statement like "Lebanon can defend itself against Israeli aggression." That is not the State of Lebanon, that is the State of Hezbollah. The Lebanese central government is powerless against this state-within-a-state. Whether or not a viable State of Lebanon actually exists is itself a debatable question.
We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry (Reuters)
from the article: Israel to UN: Hezbollah has tripled its land-to-sea missile arsenal