Lebanon

Hezbollah: US position signals end to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasralla, who is seen speaking through a video link during a ceremony to honor fallen Hezbollah leaders, in Teir Debba village, south Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasralla, who is seen speaking through a video link during a ceremony to honor fallen Hezbollah leaders, in Teir Debba village, south Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
| Associated Press | February 16, 2017 at 19:22

BEIRUT: Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said Thursday that statements made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump one day earlier mark the end of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The leader of the Lebanese armed group, which fought a devastating war against Israel in 2006, said the "two-state basis for peace" is "over."

Trump announced Wednesday he was not committed to a two-state solution, at the conclusion of a summit with Netanyahu in Washington.

Nasrallah described Trump's policy as "confused."

The Hezbollah leader also said his group's strength was the principle deterrent to Israeli aggression in Lebanon and vowed to strike Israel's Dimona nuclear facilities in the event of war. It was the first time he made the threat explicitly.



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