Beirut, March 22 (IANS) The Lebanese Hezbollah Friday criticised US President Barack Obama’s “appeasement” speech in Israel, saying the remarks were meant to “satisfy” the Jewish state.
“Obama’s speech is similar to all the hostile and boring stances made by the US. He speaks like an employee of the Zionist entity,” Xinhua quoted Hezbollah as saying in a statement.
Obama is in the Middle East for his first overseas trip since re-election. He has visited Israel, the Palestinian territory, and will fly to Jordan.
On Thursday, the US president demanded that foreign governments brand Hezbollah a “terrorist organisation”, and slammed the party for “its attacks on Israelis”.
Hezbollah denounced Obama’s stances that favour Israel, saying that the US “is an accomplice in the crimes committed” by the Jewish state.
“These stances confirm that all negotiations are useless, which stress on the importance of the resistance as an only option to regain rights and maintain dignity, freedom and independence,” the Hezbollah said.
The party has been on a US terror blacklist since 1995 after a series of anti-US attacks, including the bombing of the US embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut in the 1980s.