MON 17 - 6 - 2019
Jan 11, 2019
The Daily Star
US won't accept Hezbollah as 'major presence' in Lebanon: Pompeo
CAIRO/DUBAI: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday Hezbollah is a major presence in Lebanon, but the U.S. won’t accept this as the status quo.
Pompeo also described the United States was a "force for good" in the Middle East and remained committed to the "complete dismantling" of the Daesh (ISIS) threat despite its decision to withdraw troops from Syria.
"When America retreats, chaos follows," he said in a speech at the American University in Cairo in which he also urged Middle Eastern countries to do more to combat Daesh militants.
Iran's foreign minister mocked Pompeo's speech by asserting the opposite was true.
"Whenever/wherever US interferes, chaos, repression and resentment follow," Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter.
"The day Iran mimics US clients & @SecPompeo's 'human rights models' - be it the Shah or current butchers - to become a 'normal' country is the day hell freezes over. Best for the US to just get over loss of Iran."
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment
Enter the security code below
Can't read this?
Lebanon: Cabinet shifts into gear, picks for public posts not on agenda
Zakka: IRGC were laughing the whole time
Lebanon: De-escalation set to help Cabinet pass key appointments
Hariri defends presidency deal, hits back at Bassil, Sunni critics
Zakka says release was a solely Lebanese initiative
Tackling Lebanon’s financial problems? You might be looking the wrong way
In memory of the martyrs of information
Partnerships, actors and humanitarian aid
Future of the environment governed by the young
Examining the downside of Lebanese resilience
Copyright 2019 . All rights reserved