Lebanon and Iraq: After the Elections, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, May 22, 2018 [open pdf - 1MB]
This document is the May 22, 2018 hearing titled "Lebanon and Iraq: After the Elections" before the House of Representatives, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "This month's parliamentary elections in Lebanon and Iraq will have lasting implications not just for their citizens but for the interests of the United States and our allies throughout the Middle East, especially Israel. In Lebanon, Hezbollah and its allies have gained a majority in Parliament, increasing the Iranian influence and the control over Lebanon's Government. Many of us have been warning about Hezbollah's growing influence in Lebanon for quite a while now, suggesting that tough decisions needed to be made about U.S. assistance, including to the Lebanese Armed Forces, or the LAF." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Doran, Danielle Pletka, and Tamara Cofman Wittes.
Serial No. 115-133
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