Lebanese Judge Bans Media from Interviewing U.S. Ambassador after Anti-Hizbullah Comments

(Washington Post) Sarah Dadouch - On Saturday, Lebanese Judge Mohammed Mazeh ordered local media to stop interviewing U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea after she criticized Hizbullah in an interview Friday with Saudi state-owned broadcaster al-Hadath. The Iranian-backed militant group, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., holds political office in Lebanon. Shea accused Hizbullah of obstructing economic reforms and siphoning billions of dollars from government coffers. She also voiced concern about "threatening language" against the U.S. in a recent speech by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

2020-06-29 00:00:00

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