American Professor Noam Chomsky held a meeting on Friday with a senior official of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and discussed several issues regarding the Middle East conflict, Israel and the United States policies. Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher, political activist and a cognitive scientist, said during the meeting that the Israeli war against Lebanon in 2006 came under an American decision in this regard.

Chomsky met with Nabil Qaouk, a senior Hezbollah official in charge of the party in southern Lebanon.

He said that he fears that the Zionist-Christian movement and the Zionist Lobby in the United States are having a bigger effect on U.S polices.

Chomsky tried to visit Palestine several days ago but Israel held him at the al-Karama Border Crossing with Jordan, and deported him to Amman.

Qaouk said that the U.S. weapons sent to Israel are the source of danger in the region, and that Israel’s ongoing threats are causing further tensions in the region.

He added that the American stances and polices against the party are based on Israel’s stances and its interests.

The Hezbollah official further stated the fighters will remain ready and alert against any possible aggression or escalation.