U.S. Assistant Secretary: America Didn’t Help Lebanon With Coronavirus Relief Because of Hezbollah Presence


U.S. assistant secretary of Near Eastern affairs David Schenker has stated that the did not provide aid to coronavirus relief in because it is “run by .” 

Explaining why the U.S. has not provided aid to the Ministry of Healthy, Schenker told LBCI that the militant organization plays a big role in the “-backed government.”

The American government which has long been enforcing sanctions on and its allies, therefore, refused to send money to the Lebanese government. 

The world’s powerful countries are cornering in on the -backed Shiite resistance group through bans and sanctions.

Just recently Germany officially declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization and banned the group’s activities from their country. 

As the U.S. posed sanctions on , it is targeting sanctions at , and is at the forefront.

Schenker added that the has supported in previous years at a much larger scale than other countries.

Additionally, American institutions are working to provide aid in other ways, such as food and supplies donations.

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