AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A high-ranking official from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the United States cannot impose its will on Lebanon to elect a new president, as politicians have failed for the 11th time to name a successor to former President Michel Aoun.
“The only issue that matters to Washington is to secure the interests and goals of the Tel Aviv regime,” Vice President of the Executive Council of Hezbollah Sheikh Ali Damoush said at a ceremony in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Friday.
“Even though the US has slapped sanctions against Lebanon, obstructs financial aid to the country in some way, abuses its privilege of veto power and employs mercenaries to sow seeds of sedition and provoke crises in Lebanon, it cannot impose its demands on the Arab nation and do whatever it wishes," he said.
“Washington mistakenly thinks it can impose its will on Lebanon and install its favorable candidate as the new president if it intensifies pressures on the country and foments internal strife,” Sheikh Damoush added.
“It would be insane to pin hopes on foreign countries, particularly the United States, in order to work out a feasible solution to Lebanon’s crisis. Such a mechanism would not be in the best interests of the country at all, as Washington is not concerned with the Lebanese nation’s prosperity and does not want the next Lebanese president to be strong, brave and patriotic,” the top Hezbollah official said.