Key U.S. Lawmaker Urges Aid Cut-off for Lebanon

(AFP) "The U.S. should immediately cut off assistance to the Lebanese government as long as any violent extremist group designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization participates in it," House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Monday. "Hizbullah and its cohorts will control the Lebanese government and likely benefit from the years of U.S. assistance, including to the Lebanese military." "The U.S. should likewise stop funding the Palestinian Authority, where Hamas appears to be following in Hizbullah's footsteps," she said.

2011-06-14 00:00:00

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