US to use all peaceful means to deter Iranian influence: Pompeo

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US to use all peaceful means to deter Iranian influence: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington will continue to use all peaceful means to deter Hezbollah and Iran's influence in the region.

Addressing a joint press conference with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Labanon, Pompeo of State said   Iran's support for Hezbollah is causing harm to Lebanon while it is limiting the chances of peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said the two sides should work on finding a solution on how to look at Hezbollah and how to deal with it.

He said it is our right to protect our territories against any aggression or occupation.

The two officials also discussed the Syrian refugee's crisis.

Bassil emphasized the need to help refugees' return to their homeland to alleviate the burdens off Lebanon. 

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