Lebanon's Berri tells Pompeo Hezbollah sanctions hurt Lebanon

The long-serving speaker of Lebanon's parliament told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday that U.S. sanctions on the Hezbollah group were having a "negative impact on Lebanon and the Lebanese".
Nabih Berri told Pompeo that Hezbollah is a Lebanese party in the government and parliament, and that its armed "resistance" against Israel was a result of continuing Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory, Berri's office said in a statement.