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Hezbollah: US major obstacle to government formation in Lebanon

Press TV – November 22, 2019

Hezbollah calls the US the most prominent obstacle lying in the way of formation of a government in Lebanon, which is direly in need of political stability.

The Lebanese resistance movement’s Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem made the remarks in an interview with Reuters on Friday.

“The first obstruction in the formation of the government is America, because it wants a government that resembles it and we want a government that resembles the Lebanese people,” he said.

US officials had been in direct contact with Lebanese politicians and officials, the official noted, saying, “Let them leave us alone so we can reach an understanding among ourselves. The more they intervene the more they delay the solution.”

The country — where coexistence of various religious sects has turned unity into the leading means of preventing internal strife — would not be rid of its ongoing economic and political woes unless foreign vested interests stopped tugging away at it, Qassem said.

Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri resigned in late October amid nationwide protests against corruption and economic adversity that had begun earlier that month.

On Tuesday, protesters blocked roads leading to the parliament in the capital Beirut, forcing the legislature to postpone what was supposed to be its first session in two months. Heavy clashes were reported later that day between security forces and a group of protesters attempting to make their way into the parliament.

November 22, 2019 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I guess that’s why Hezbollah have taken the stand that they have. They are the only ones who can(and will) stand up against Israel’s “white-Anting” of Lebanon, from within.
    They have seen how Israel now controls Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and, I thing some Gulf States…….Hezbollah can, and will, fight……

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 22, 2019 | Reply

  2. The protesters are being groomed and paid by the American University in Beirut and Soros. Most of the original protesters have stopped after having been infiltrated, and in fact they are against the trouble makers. The Lebanon must sever all connections to the US/israel if they want peace. Kick them out! Like Iran so must Lebanon. Viva Hezbollah!

    Comment by Sparrow | November 22, 2019 | Reply

  3. Hear, hear Hezbollah!

    Comment by roberthstiver | November 22, 2019 | Reply


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