Lebanon's Hezbollah chief describes Kuwaiti proposals to Lebanon as 'dictates'

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Lebanon's Hezbollah chief describes Kuwaiti proposals to Lebanon as 'dictates'
Nasrallah added that he nonetheless supported Lebanese-Gulf dialogue.
By REUTERS
Published: FEBRUARY 8, 2022

The head of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Tuesday described as "dictates" a recent Kuwaiti list of proposals aimed at repairing Lebanon's ties with Gulf Arab nations, strained largely over what the say is Hezbollah's growing influence. "Lebanon is a sovereign country and should not be sent dictates," Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview on Arabic-language Iranian TV channel Al Alam when asked to comment on the proposals.

A diplomatic source previously told Reuters that the proposals included a request to step up security in Lebanon, prevent drug smuggling to the Gulf and hold May parliamentary elections on time. Nasrallah added that he nonetheless supported Lebanese-Gulf dialogue.

Lebanon's ties to the Arab Gulf and particularly Saudi Arabia, formerly a major donor to Beirut, hit rock bottom last year over what the Saudi foreign minister said was Hezbollah's growing influence in the country. Relations had deteriorated for years, causing knock-on effects within Lebanon.

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