( dpa )- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Saturday that sending the USS Cole warship toward waters off the Lebanese coast assures that the US hampers political solutions that can help resolve the country's political crisis.
"There is a large history of the American intervention in Lebanon. These past experiences were not beneficial at all," al-Muallem told reporters in a press conference.
He stated that imposing political solutions in Lebanon, under American supervision, will not occur.
"The solution will be in the Arab initiative," al-Muallem said.
On Thursday, the US has sent a warship toward waters off the Lebanese coast in a show of support for stability in the region, US officials said Thursday.
The USS Cole, a destroyer armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, was dispatched to the area from Malta amid the political crisis in Lebanon that Washington has blamed on Syrian interference.