Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah criticized any cooperation between the U.S. and Lebanon “because we don’t believe that the American administration is keen on the interest, peace, stability and prosperity of the economy in Lebanon.”
In response to the U.S. refusal of dealing with Hezbollah ministers in the Lebanese unity cabinet, Fadlallah said that the Shiite party does not any way have any contacts with Washington which is “the basic supporter of Israeli aggression.”
President Suleiman is expected to meet president Obama on December 14 to discuss US military aid to Lebanon . The Obama administration has already requested the congressional approval for $210 million for UNIFIL and $100 million in military assistance for the Lebanese army, but several US congressmen are questioning this aid “For that much money, American taxpayers deserve to see results,” thirty-one members of the U.S. House of Representatives have written and asked the Administration.
The letter by the congressmen warned that Tehran may try to distract the international community from its nuclear program by inciting Hezbollah into carrying out militant activities in southern Lebanon and blowing up the regional situation.