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

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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.

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Comments 7
Thumb thepatriot 10 January 2019, 17:37

Be sure, that a majority of Lebanese also reject the ways of this sectarian Mafia that is the Ebola!

Thumb galaxy 10 January 2019, 18:00

Talk is cheap indeed!

What about nassrallah, Raad, and every hezbollah so called MP? The USA sat back and watched the criminal iranian terror group take over Lebanon and did nothing.

Thumb s.o.s 10 January 2019, 20:24

We can thank George Bush and Obama for empowering Iran at the expense of Arabs and the Middle East.

Trump is trying to fix their mistakes but 16 years of damages can’t be undone so quickly. See how is struggling because Europe sides with Iran against us. All one needs is to open European newspapers and read the ongoing anti Arab rhetorics and campaigns. The latest chapter is this Rahaf girl fleeing Saudi Arabia. Don’t women and girl flee their countries and families everyday ?

Thumb canadianleb 10 January 2019, 22:15

If you recall the Americans and the Arabs supported Iraq with their war against Iran and than they both turned on Iraq. The Americans can not be trusted annd look at what they are going to do to the Kurds. the Objective of the US, KSA and Israel was to redivide the ME that also didn't work out but they did accomplish to drive out the Christians and cause a rift between Sunni and Shia that will never be reconciled. In case you forgot the Arms deal Regan did with the Iranians it was called Iran-Contra. So as long as the Arabs " Muslims" continue to kill each other Israel is left in peace better yet the Arabs are joining them rather than resolve the issues with Iran. And Yes women and girls flee their Country and family but are not hunted down and killed as they do with KSA and other Muslim countries

Thumb libanaisresilient 11 January 2019, 01:44

Big difference, In KSA the laws incentive violence against women who dare to claim their freedoms.

Thumb libanaisresilient 11 January 2019, 01:46

Trump is a Narcissist, no credibility, a big farse. You should read American Newspapers to see how loved he actually is! Lol... #Impeachment

Thumb warrior 11 January 2019, 02:22

The western shia 'christian' says "Trump is a Narcissist" yet Trump did not claim he has triple nationalities;)