Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Naim Qassem revealed on Thursday that US officials close to the Obama administration have reached out to Hezbollah and have sought to initiate a dialog with the terrorist organization.
"Several US officials at different levels and more or less close to the administration have asked to speak with [us], but we have refused," he said. "It is useless to have any dialog with the Americans since they regard us as terrorists."
The Washington Times on Wednesday revealed that the Obama administration had recently "sent a letter to [Iran's] supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khomenei, calling for an improvement in relations." But apparently, the administration is also seeking to forge a more amiable relationship with Hezbollah.
Mr. Qassem also denied that Hezbollah was taking sides in the current conflict in Iran.
Perhaps, taking his cue from President Obama, who recently said that the US "respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is not interfering with Iran's affairs," Mr Qassem declared: "Hezbollah has nothing to do with Iran's internal affairs... We don't side with anyone. This is an internal Iranian issue." - Ahem