Clinton Weighs in on Lebanon-Hezbollah Dispute


Says in statement: “The United States must actively support the sovereignty of the Lebanese government and the independence of Lebanon.” Full statement here.

The two groups have been engaged in four days of street battles and Hezbollah supporters seized control of western Beirut on Friday.

But: Hezbollah and its allies announced Saturday they would withdraw their gunmen, raising hopes for a political settlement.

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