According to a recent report by the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai, Gebran Bassil has promised to cut ties with Hezbollah if the United States would guarantee his passage to become the president of Lebanon.
Gebran Bassil, the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, pledged to U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration that his party will break the alliance with Iran-backed Hezbollah and adopt all of the United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for the disarmament of militias in Lebanon, such as Resolutions 1559 and 1701.
Lebanon, which has been without a government for over 8 months now, received this week the visit of United States Under Secretary of State David Hale who warned of punitive actions against those obstructing the government formation. He accused Hezbollah and Iran of undermining the state and urged the Lebanese officials to rescue the country from its collapse.
Meanwhile, as the stalling continues to meet the power interests of the main political players, the social and economic situation in Lebanon is dangerously collapsing day after day.
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