BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during his visit to the Arab world on Thursday that the U.S. will be combatting Hezbollah’s presence in Lebanon and the world.

“In Lebanon, Hezbollah is a major presence, but we won’t accept this as the status quo,” Pompeo began.

“We are working to reduce Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal,” he would add.

Pompeo arrived in Cairo on Thursday, where he met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, following his trip to Jordan and an unscheduled visit to Iraq.

After Egypt, Pompeo will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait to discuss US policies in the Middle East and the withdrawal from Syria.

 

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2019-01-10 16:44

US and Israel do not respect Lebanese borders and neutrality.

According to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

p.s. They are united supremacists A. Israel is US state number 51.

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2019-01-11 14:57
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You seem to forget that UNSC rez.1761 orders the disarmament of ALL Lebanese militias, including Hezb, and this one was even voted at the unanimity, thus, both Russia and China gave the green light too, so any one can decide to use force to disarm Hezb if they wish to… Actually, it’s Lebanese state that fails at enforcing it by fear of another civil war Nasrallah threatened ’em with. It’s clear that with a pretty sick economy that never recovered from the mess Arafat created here during the 70’s and 80’s while Iran and Syria poured billions in to make… Read more »

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2019-01-11 18:54
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, and You seem to forget that You need an current UN mandate to go to Lebanon and pull the disarmament through forcibly. You seem to forget that You need the Lebanese central calling You if You do not have an UNSC mandate. Otherwise it is an act of aggression. You claim that the US can attack Hezbollah because of UNSC rez.1761. And You are aware that UNSC res. 242 and 497 demand Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan. By Your reasoning anyone could attack Israel to enforce these two UNSC decisions. Autsch?

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2019-01-11 18:56
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OT. There are no Arab Squatters in Israel. Even if You are right that the Palestinians emigrated there, they did so legally under Turk and UK law.

And Syria cannot make the desert green as long as Israel squats on the water from the Golan heights.

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2019-01-11 19:01
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OT The Iranian’s geopolitical ambitions are just as legitimate as those of the US. You must not forget that US transgressions against A/RES/2625(XXV) brought Iran to engage in Syria

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2019-01-16 15:15
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@ Stern; Correction, Israel pulls the strings of US government in particular it’s foreign policy, that is why it’s f****d up, not the other way round !

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2019-01-16 15:27
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@rabbe, I know that Near East policy is f*défoncé*d up. Getting hold of the strings is done by raising election funds for the politicians. There is a journalistic inside op investigation on that by al Jazeera.

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ilia
2019-01-10 20:59

come on, pompeo, send netanyahu to die for you against hez.

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2019-01-11 15:27
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ROFL.
In case you wouldn’t know, the last built of US overseas bases is located in Israel… In fact, you won’t have Netanyahu dying for Pompeo against Hezb, you’ll have Nasrallah underground shelter getting some ‘bunker-buster’ bombs instead.
BTW, d’you know that the latest US’ bunker-buster has seen its conventional warhead replaced by a nuclear grenade?
The low yield and the fact you end with an underground blast is said to avoid fallouts while totally demolishing a full underground network of tunnels…

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2019-01-11 19:46
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, d’you know mon ami, that if the Atomic powers intend to use A-Bombs in conventional wars and not as deterrent, there is reason why all more advanced countries – like Iran and not excluding my country – should develop A-Weapons too.