Report: Lebanon Forms Govt. amid U.S. Concerns with Hizbullah’s Ministry Pick

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Lebanon’s newly formed government is going to be placed under “daily international observation,” amid “U.S. concerns” of the allocation of ministerial portfolios for Hizbullah which the U.S. regards as “terrorist organization,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

The United States was “concerned” that Hizbullah, which Washington regards as a "terrorist organization," would take over ministerial portfolios in the new Lebanese government, especially the Health Ministry, the daily quoted a U.S. State Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to information obtained by the daily, the new government is going to be subject to “mainly American and European monitoring, with special emphasis on major and sensitive ministries.”

Moreover, in remarks the U.S. official made to the U.S. funded al-Hurra television channel, he hailed the Lebanese officials for overcoming obstacles that hampered the cabinet formation.

Nevertheless, he added that “the United States will work to ensure that U.S. aid do not go to support Hizbullah,” as he welcomed a Lebanese government under Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The United States, which has expanded sanctions on Hizbullah, has earlier threatened to cut U.S. aid to ministries run by Hizbullah.

On Thursday, Lebanon announced a government line-up, ending an eight-month wait that had heightened fears of a major economic collapse.

Hizbullah took three portfolios, including the health ministry.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 6
Thumb doodle-dude 01 February 2019, 11:03

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Thumb s.o.s 01 February 2019, 15:51

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Thumb justin 01 February 2019, 15:57

But blablabla said he was Christian and a friend of the Pope?

Thumb doodle-dude 01 February 2019, 16:07

Hezbollah invests in @blablablabla's deep luv tunnel and gets a return of more than 40% over 1 year. Better than Lebanese bonds...

Thumb whyaskwhy 01 February 2019, 20:56

Iran and Syria will be leaning heavier on the Kizballah government to obstruct justice wherever possible. This in turn will result in additional corruption by the state not only to cover up shenanigans at the bank levels but in all governmental sections.
The quisling president and his family will be given the same program Lahoud and his family received from the Syrian regime to fall in line and cover Kizballah on the diplomatic level. As the exterior minister of state Imbecile will be the one with the greatest of income and with the advent of the $11.4BB funds allocated for infrastructure he will undoubtedly exceed his worth many fold. enjoy the zero many of your orange followers will see to the countries infrastructure as you cruse the afternoon Jounieh city limits....

Thumb shab 01 February 2019, 22:59

Thank you USA