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Qaouq Slams 'Hostile U.S. Stances', Nasrallah to Speak Tuesday

Hizbullah central council member Sheikh Nabil Qaouq on Sunday slammed what he called the “hostile U.S. stances,” in the wake of a visit to Lebanon and the region by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“U.S. President Donald Trump’s racist speech is the cause of the massacre against worshippers in New Zealand,” Qaouq said in a speech in the southern town of Ain Ebel.

“Through his Israeli stances that have legitimized Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem, and yesterday of the Golan, he might soon legitimize the occupation of the Shebaa Farms and the Kfarshouba Hills,” Qaouq warned, referring to Lebanese territory still occupied by Israel.

The Hizbullah official added: “The hostile U.S. stances threaten the security and stability of Lebanon and the region, and accordingly the Lebanese state is demanded to voice a decisive and clear stance against the ‘deal of the century’ and the legitimization of the Golan’s occupation, because these stances harm Lebanon the most.”

Hizbullah’s al-Manar television meanwhile announced that the party’s secretary-general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will address the latest developments in Lebanon and the region in a televised speech on Tuesday.

The speech will likely address Pompeo’s visit and the latest U.S. stances.

Source: Naharnet


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