23.01.2011 18.Shevat, 5771
Report: U.S. to cease aid if Hezbollah takes control of Lebanon
Report by the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat comes days after an endorsement by Lebanon's Druze leader raises the chances for the formation of a Hezbollah-led coalition.
The United States will stop aiding Lebanon if Hezbollah seizes power in the country, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat quoted a U.S. official as saying on Sunday.
Lebanon's national unity government collapsed in recent weeks after Hezbollah and its allies withdrew from the cabinet to protest against caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri's reluctance to cut ties with the UN tribunal that is probing the 2005 assassination former prime minister Rafik Hariri….