That statement came in contradiction with what the U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea revealed back in November 2020 that Gebran Bassil had himself expressed a willingness to cut ties with Hezbollah on certain conditions.
He had even expressed his “gratitude that the United States had gotten him to see how the relationship is disadvantageous to the party,” according to Ambassador Shea.
Gebran Bassil appears to have finally come to decide to make some adjustments to his and his party’s position towards Hezbollah, as has been revealed in his interview with the Russian daily.
According to him, his agreement with Hezbollah had a purpose in “preserving national unity, defending Lebanon, and combating terrorism.”
“But this understanding has so far failed to build the state and fight corruption, so we are reviewing it in agreement with Hezbollah,” he added without giving any clarification on the “revisions” to be made.