Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The American State Department announced that the Lebanese Hezbollah militia is operating for the Iranian regime, not the Lebanese people. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his comment Approved by the Lebanese government : “We want a non-corrupt government that reflects the will of the Lebanese.”
He stressed that “Lebanon is suffering from an acute economic crisis,” noting that “Washington is ready to provide assistance and support, provided that the government is committed to reforms and responds to the demands of the people.” He said: “If the government is responsive and ready to implement its obligations, we will assist and support them.”
Pompeo considered that “the demonstrations in Lebanon say to Hezbollah:” Enough “, pointing out that” the demonstrations in Beirut and outside, as in Baghdad, are not against Washington, but to demand sovereignty and freedom. “
Restore the confidence of the international community
The new Lebanese government met for the first time, Wednesday, headed by President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, in the Baabda Palace. Aoun stressed “the need to work to address the economic situation and restore the confidence of the international community in Lebanese institutions, and work to reassure the Lebanese of their future.”
After the meeting, the new Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, stressed that his government is not political, describing it as a “rescue government”, considering it “for all Lebanese.”
Diab called for “preserving democratic expression” and praised the support of the army and security forces for maintaining security in Lebanon.
And the formation of the government headed by Diab was announced yesterday evening, Tuesday, after Hezbollah and its allies agreed on a government that includes 20 ministers of technocrats.
Lebanon is burdened by huge debts without a functioning government since Saad Hariri resigned from the post of prime minister last October in the wake of widespread protests against politicians who led Lebanon to the worst crisis since the civil war between 1975 and 1990. Hezbollah and its allies nominated Diab last month.
The demonstrators took to the streets of Beirut with the announcement of the new government and closed roads in several cities using tires and other barriers.