U.S. Congressmen offer Lebanon 500 million dollars in return for Hizbullah disarmament
The U.S. administration is to offer Lebanon 500 million dollars in investments in return for implementing some security measures, including the disarmament of Hizbullah and deployment of Lebanese troops in the south of the country along the Israeli border, the Beirut-based daily As-Safir quoted American sources as saying on Thursday.
U.S. Congressmen Darrell Issa and Robert Wexler are due to arrive Friday in the region. During their stay in Lebanon and Syria they are expected to raise this new initiative, the daily said.
According to the proposal, the U.S. will also demand that
Syria withdraw its army from Lebanon, and that Lebanon and
Israel settle their differences on the issue of the Wazani tributary. Additionally, within the proposal the US pledges to provide Lebanon some 100 million dollars in order to remove thousands of land mines left by Israel in southern Lebanon.
The paper said that the deal will also include canceling a Congress initiative to legislate against Syria. (Albawaba.com)