Statement on the Lebanon PM's Resignation

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 7:20pm

In response to the resignation of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, the American Jewish Congress issued the following statement:

"The American Jewish Congress notes with concern the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, citing fears over the growing influence of Iranian proxy, the militant Hezbollah terror organization. The Prime Minister's announcement, amid growing fears over the consolidation of Iranian influence in Lebanon is the the most worrying sign yet of Hezbollah's dangerous intentions. The American Jewish Congress calls on the US administration to take essential steps to curb Hezbollah's dangerous dominance in Lebanon, which if left unchallenged and bolstered by Iranian support, risks further destabilising the region. Hezbollah is internationally recognized as a terrorist organization. If international powers cannot cooperate with local moderate forces to counter the combined force of Iran and Hezbollah, the situation is certain to spiral, increasing the likelihood of a clash with Israel, as well as the spread of terror throughout the Middle East."