Hezbollah Defies Alleged Secret US Offer on Tit-for-Tat Withdrawal From Syria

Earlier, Lebanese media reported that officials from US intelligence and security agencies had secretly traveled to Damascus in June to meet with Syrian officials, and to offer to pull US forces out of Syria in exchange for a withdrawal of Iranian advisers, the sharing of intelligence on terrorists, and a share of the spoils from Syrian oil sales.

Speaking on Monday, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem described the tit-for-tat offer allegedly proposed by US officials during the meeting in June as “meaningless,” and emphasized that only the “victors” are eligible to set any conditions on peace in Syria, and not Washington, which has suffered a defeat.

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