Hezbollah on Friday slammed US Senator John McCain remarks which called for the establishment of “a safe zone” in Lebanon for the Syrian rebels.
“ McCain’s call for establishing a buffer zone in North Lebanon, which would serve as a base for interference in Syria, is a blatant violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty and direct interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs,” The Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah said in a press statement.
Hezbollah also said that Lebanon was not “one of the Banana republics to which the US administration can dictate foreign policies , or interfere in its affairs whenever it wants.”
Tthe influential US Senator said Thursday following a meeting with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea: “I have always underlined the need to support the Free Syrian Army that needs weapons. [Since President] Bashar al-Assad is [receiving arms] from the Russians, we need to offer a safe zone for the [the Free Syrian Amy] and the Syrian resistance for it to organize its affairs.”
McCain met with key Lebanese politicians during a two-day official visit to Lebanon where he discussed local and regional issues.
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