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Pompeo Says U.S. Won't Accept Hizbullah 'Status Quo' in Lebanon

The United States will not tolerate the “status quo” that Hizbullah has created in Lebanon, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

"In Lebanon, Hizbullah is a major presence, but we won’t accept this as the status quo. Our aggressive sanctions campaign against Iran is also directed at the terror group and its leaders, including the son of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hizbullah," Pompeo said in a speech at the American University of Cairo.

“We are working to reduce Hizbullah’s rocket arsenal,” he added.

Pompeo also said that the Obama administration had ignored the growth Hizbullah's strength in Lebanon to the detriment of Israel's security.

Source: Naharnet


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