In a statement to Congress on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden extended the national emergency state for Lebanon under the pretext of continuing activities that threaten US national security.

Iran PressAmerica: In the statement, Biden described the reason for the extension of the national emergency state towards Lebanon as what he called "threatening activities against US national security."

Without mentioning the role of his government in creating instability in Lebanon, Biden claimed that the continuation of Hezbollah's activity in Lebanon is an "extraordinary threat" to US national security and foreign policy.

The National Emergency state for Lebanon was first issued in August 2007 by then-President George W. Bush and has been renewed annually.

The decree gives the US president the power to seize Lebanese property and sanction the Lebanese authorities.

Following Lebanese Hezbollah's success in countering terrorist groups in the region, the United States and the Zionist regime have stepped up efforts to increase pressure on the movement.

In an effort to diminish Hezbollah's popularity in Lebanon, the US has placed Lebanese banks and personalities on its sanctions list for alleged links to the group.

These hostile acts take place while Hezbollah is one of the most important political parties in Lebanon. 219