“We’d be – I’d be blind to say we don’t see it [Hezbollah] there. We recognize that local people there in Lebanon have to make accommodations as a result of that,” he said. But “I think it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel. I can’t see that having a good ending.”
Last week, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea a “military ruler” for interfering in the country’s affairs by charging the party with stealing billions of state funds.
“Since the new ambassador arrived in Lebanon… she has dealt with Lebanon as though she is a military ruler, or a high commissary, as though she has authority,” Nasrallah said. “Every day she attacks [Hezbollah]… she insults and offends us. She is pushing the Lebanese toward infighting, sedition and civil strife.”