(October 31, 2019 / JNS) Israel has asked the United States and other countries to condition assistance to Lebanon on how its government handles the U.S.-designated terrorist group and Iranian proxy Hezbollah, reported Israeli’s Channel 13, citing Israeli officials.
Israel has expressed concern that the funding towards the Lebanese Armed Forces have supported Hezbollah. The LAF, which received $100 million last year from the United States, and Hezbollah are known to have cooperated together.
The U.S. State and U.S. Defense Departments are for continuing the aid, while many in the White House advocate halting it, according to the report.
Israel has called for Lebanon to shut down Hezbollah’s precision-missile manufacturing, in addition to cutting ties with the group.
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