Report: U.S. Military Aid to Lebanon Subject to 'Conditions'

W460

The U.S. Congress reportedly renews pressure on Hizbullah, and a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers seek to revive conditions on the military assistance to the Lebanese army, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives has reportedly approved a bill entitled “Facing Hizbullah in Lebanon” and linking military aid to the Lebanese army with certain conditions, added the daily.

The bill states that 20 percent of the aid amounting to approximately 133 million dollars in the 2020 US budget will be frozen, until the American administration assures Congress that the Lebanese army has taken concrete steps to expel elements supporting Hizbullah from its ranks, or limit their impact on its policies and activities, according to the daily.

The project also calls for a detailed presentation on the army’s activities aimed at disarming Hizbullah, as evidence of its serious commitment to implementing Security Council Resolution 1701 calling for disarmament.

In addition, the project calls on the American president to provide evidence that the Lebanese army has not cooperated with Hizbullah or participated in joint activities or training during the past year.

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Comments 12
Thumb tric.portugal 30 July 2020, 11:25

Convert or Die.. Is the message to the cristhians

Thumb Geralt 30 July 2020, 11:46

Allahu Akbar!

Default-user-icon Mohammed Prophet (Guest) 30 July 2020, 22:27

Time for israel to take out all the muslim extremists within lebanon.

Missing tintophat 30 July 2020, 12:05

Basically our way or the highway

Missing phillipo 30 July 2020, 14:46

"The project also calls for a detailed presentation on the army’s activities aimed at disarming Hizbullah, as evidence of its serious commitment to implementing Security Council Resolution 1701 calling for disarmament."
Mission impossible.

Missing levant 30 July 2020, 15:07

We as Lebanese can but hope.

Thumb Mystic 30 July 2020, 16:47

The more sanctions they make, the more they will push Lebanon eastward.
That will benefit Lebanon in the long run, because the West always sought to weaken Lebanon with their liberal ways.

Thumb lebnanfirst 30 July 2020, 19:05

Dream on

Missing levant 31 July 2020, 01:01

Mystyic you delusional brainwashed individual. The West and Israel bla bla bla....what the hell has Iran done for Lebanon...what strengths have been enjoyed...what development has occurred? Even in dahyie you live like peasants. What are the iranians enjoying in iran?..your supporters in iraq
?, yemen, syria?...ALL 3rd world all underdeveloped, all poor, all in turmoil and in unsolvable wars. Yours is a FAILED project. Israel is still there and Palestinians still refugees all around the world....I'd say your neanderthal agenda has FAILED don't you think after 40 years??. You fools are so blind you cant see you've failed miserably. Traitors to Lebanon.

Thumb thepatriot 31 July 2020, 09:43

Absolutely levant.
Without those Ebola goons, we might have been stronger than Dubai today... but no! Ebola wants to liberate, shebaa, Palestine, and eradicate Israel...

Missing levant 31 July 2020, 12:58

....and don't forget their claim-to-fame...rockets!

Missing phillipo 31 July 2020, 15:39

"The bill states that 20 percent of the aid amounting to approximately 133 million dollars in the 2020 US budget will be frozen, until the American administration assures Congress that the Lebanese army has taken concrete steps to expel elements supporting Hizbullah from its ranks, or limit their impact on its policies and activities."
Pity only 20%. Doesn't the Lebanese Government know that foreign aid always has conditions, haven't they learned yet from what happened when Syria occupied the country, and even now, with what Iran is trying to impose on the country.