Report: Hizbullah Rebuffs US Aid Threats, Says Parties in Agreement on Portfolios

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Hizbullah has reportedly stressed consensus among Lebanese leaders to allocate the health ministry for the party, brushing off all US threats.

Hizbullah sources told al-Joumhouria daily that an agreement was reached between the party, Speaker Nabih Berri, PM-designate Saad Hariri and the President to assign a Hizbullah minister for the health ministry.

“When local forces are in agreement they care less about any foreign warnings,” said the sources.

The United States has reportedly threatened to cut any US aid to ministries run by Hizbullah which the US considers a “terrorist organization.”

Regarding the distribution of other portfolios, they said that “Berri (leader of AMAL Movement) and Hariri have agreed to allocate the finance ministry for AMAL and the health for Hizbullah. We will not disagree with Berri on other portfolios,” they said.

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb eagledawn 16 days

"That's how it goes with sectarian terrorist politicians who claim seats and key portfolios for their sects, and only their sects.... Amal and hezbollah are the cause of the delay, shame on them."

Missing phillipo 14 days

They can say what they want for the present. However, let us wait until the respective ministers take up their posts and the US sanctions begin to take effect, then let us hear what they have to say.

Missing phillipo 14 days

They can say what they want for the present. However, let us wait until the respective ministers take up their posts and the US sanctions begin to take effect, then let us hear what they have to say.

Thumb shab 13 days

Filthy murdering militia