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Fact Check: Trump Misfires on Situation in Lebanon

27 July 2017

But asked how, exactly, the United States can help Lebanon cope with the massive number of refugees, Trump answered, "Well, we are helping".

"Our approach, supporting the humanitarian needs of displaced Syrian citizens as close to their home country as possible, is the best way to help most people", he said. "I want to congratulate American people because we're going to give you great health care". The group continues to increase it's military arsenal, which thens (sic) to start yet another conflict with Israel constantly fighting them back.

Haley said the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon must also do "much more" to help prevent another conflict, starting by acknowledging "illegal weapons that Hezbollah parades in front of the media". Meanwhile, some of the terrorist elements ran away towards Wadi Hamid and al-Malahi refugee camps.

Katz said that with Iran's assistance, "Hezbollah has fueled the humanitarian disaster in Syria, and the organization likes to portray itself as the defender of Lebanon while in fact it is very clear that its true interests are those of itself and of its patron, Iran".

In April, Trump ordered the USA military to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian airbase in response to alleged chemical attack launched by the Syrian government forces. Getting rid of ISIS is one way. "I certainly think that what he's done to that country and to humanity is terrible".

California's Governor declared an emergency following wildfires on Tuesday
A wind-driven wildfire that destroyed four homes in rural northeast Nevada and damaged several more is now 90 percent contained. Among park visitors Gediman talked to, "people understand fire is a naturally occurring thing", he said.

Speaking at Carnegie after meeting Trump at the White House on Tuesday, Hariri said the president and other administration officials were receptive to the need to preserve FMF funding for Lebanon.

US President Donald Trump accused Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing "horrible" crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks. ISIS in Syria, ISIS in Iraq, we have made tremendous strides, our military is an incredible fighting force.

President Trump also used the opportunity to take a shot at Iran, saying that Lebanon faced an internal threat from the Tehran-backed Hizballah group. "We have generals that don't like to talk; they like to do".

US lawmakers are now considering sanctions against Hezbollah, and any Lebanese banks that do business with it. Hariri has opposed any effort to sanction Hezbollah, because he says it would cripple the country's entire banking system.

Fact Check: Trump Misfires on Situation in Lebanon