Tawhid movement chief Wiam Wahhab urged President Michel Suleiman on Saturday to instruct involved ministries to resolve the extended U.S. decision to freeze his assets.
On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama extended a freeze of assets on persons, including Wahhab, threatening stability in Lebanon, targeting those seeking "to undermine Lebanon's legitimate and democratically elected government."
A White House statement, extending the freeze imposed in 2007 by former President George Bush, said that "certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms transfers to Hizbullah that include increasingly sophisticated weapons systems, serve to undermine Lebanese sovereignty."
Wahhab said in his letter sent to Suleiman that in the past four years, the state made no move in confronting “the American piracy” and the foreign ministry never asked the U.S. ambassador in what right Washington was intervening in Lebanon’s internal affairs.
“I haven’t seen any official asking (U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs) Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, the king of piracy in the Middle East, in what right a government continues to take such measures,” the former minister told the president.
Wahhab said that he and Suleiman shared the same support for the resistance and improved Lebanese-Syrian relations. “That’s why I hope that you would instruct involved ministries in accordance with your constitutional rights to end this mockery that George Bush has inherited to Barack Obama.”
Meanwhile, Wahhab held talks with Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Tawhid’s press office said in a statement. The two men discussed the situation in Lebanon and the region.
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