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.