US seeks lowest level possible of conflict in south Lebanon, says Hochstein

MENA

Published: 2024-02-17 11:27

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 08:45


US seeks lowest level possible of conflict in south Lebanon, says Hochstein
US seeks lowest level possible of conflict in south Lebanon, says Hochstein

Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein, stated that the United States is seeking to keep the conflict in southern Lebanon at the lowest level possible.

Hochstein emphasized the necessity of the return of the residents of the southern border towns and villages to their homes, as well as the "settlers" on the northern border of the occupied Palestinian territories.

“What we’ve been trying to do is to make sure that we can contain the fighting to the lowest level possible and to work on lasting solutions that can bring a cessation of hostilities,” he said.

“We’re going to have to do a lot of building up of the Lebanese Armed Forces; we have to build up the economy in south Lebanon. That’s going to require an international coalition of support, not just the United States,” Hochstein added.