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