Lebanese President Aoun Lashes Out at Hizbullah

(National Interest) Trevor Filseth - In a televised speech on Dec. 27, Lebanese president Michel Aoun called for the country's defense strategy to be reworked, in an apparent rebuke to Hizbullah, his key political ally. "It is true that defending the nation requires cooperation between the army, the people and the resistance," Aoun said. "But the main responsibility is the state's. The state alone puts in place the defense strategy and attends to its implementation," implicitly criticizing Hizbullah for conducting its foreign policy independently of the rest of Lebanon.

2022-01-03 00:00:00

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