BEIRUT: U.S. Coordinator for Middle East Affairs Philip Gordon, who is on an official visit to Lebanon, condemned Tuesday Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria alongside the regime of President Bashar Assad. The U.S. official also announced that Washington would offer an additional $10 million to help support Syrian refugees in Lebanon.


During his visit to Lebanon, part of a regional tour, Gordon met with a number of Lebanese officials and discussed the political, economic, and security situation in Lebanon and other regional issues. Gordon had meetings with President Michel Sleiman, Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, U.N. High Commission for Refugees Lebanon Country Representative Ninette Kelley, Progressive Socialist Party Leader MP Walid Jumblatt, Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi, and March 14 leaders. [Link]