The international community will not allow Hezbollah to assume
control in Lebanon, President Bush said

Published: 05/13/2008

The international community will not allow Hezbollah to assume control in Lebanon, President Bush said.

The terrorist group, backed by Iran and Syria, has in recent days scored successes in an insurgency that has placed the country's moderate leadership under effective house arrest.

"The international community will not allow the Iranian and Syrian regimes, via their proxies, to return Lebanon to foreign domination and control," Bush said in a statement Monday. "To ensure the safety and security of the people of Lebanon, the United States will continue its assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces to ensure they are able to defend the Lebanese government and safeguard its institutions."

Hezbollah launched a war against Israel in 2006.


Original article: JTA
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