BEIRUT (Dispatches) – Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has accused the United States of attempting to create chaos in Lebanon and put pressure on Hezbollah resistance movement, Al-Akhbar local newspaper reported on Wednesday.
"The crisis of shortage in U.S. dollars and the economic conditions imposed on Lebanon aim at creating chaos in the country in addition to targeting Hezbollah and its allies in the region," Zasypkin said.
The ambassador added that Hezbollah is the only party that will preserve its endurance if Lebanon's country and government deteriorate.
Lebanon has been facing a shortage in the U.S. currency in the past few days which created concern among Lebanese businesses and individuals since the Lebanese pound has been pegged to the dollar.
Also, the U.S. Treasury's office has accused on Aug. 29 Lebanese Jammal Trust Bank of "brazenly enabling" Hezbollah's financial activities.
In July, the U.S. Treasury Department named three Hezbollah officials Mohammad Raad, Amin Sharri and Wafiq Safa as "specially designated global terrorists," effectively cutting them off from the international financial system.
Moreover, rumors have been circulating about the U.S. plan to impose sanctions on allies of Hezbollah in Lebanon who do not necessarily belong to the party.