On Tuesday, President Trump held a joint press conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington. Trump talked about continued humanitarian support of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and some cooperation in fighting the terrorism.
However, according to Trum, Lebanese Hezbollah is one of the key security problems for Lebanon and “is a menace to the Lebanese state, the Lebanese people, and the entire region.”
“The group continues to increase its military arsenal which threatens to start yet another conflict with Israel. With the support of Iran, the organization is also fueling humanitarian catastrophe in Syria,” the US president added. “Hezbollah likes to portray itself as a defender of Lebanese interests, but it’s very clear that its true interests are those of itself and its sponsor, Iran.”
Trump emphasized that “Lebanon is on the front lines against terrorism of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.”
The only problem is that Hezbollah is in the Lebanese government. Did the US president just forget this?