U.S. Condemns Hizbullah "Intimidation" in Lebanon

(AFP) The U.S. accused Hizbullah on Tuesday of using intimidation to gain government control in Lebanon and vowed that the work of the UN-backed Hariri tribunal would continue regardless. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said earlier that the fact that Lebanon's government was now Hizbullah-controlled would "clearly have an impact" on ties with the U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said, "The work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is of vital importance to stability, security and justice in Lebanon: Its work will continue." Asked whether Washington would continue to offer financial aid to the Lebanese government if Hizbullah had a prominent role, Crowley said on Monday, "that would be difficult for the United States to do."

2011-01-26 08:53:06

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