Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam, right, meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, at Salam's house in Beirut, Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Hezbollah's intervention in Syria has helped ISIS recruit fighters, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday during a visit to Lebanon.The comments came after Blinken began a series of security meetings with Lebanese officials, including Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.Blinken, who is in Lebanon on a two-day visit, discussed with Bassil Lebanon's role in combating terrorism, a statement from the minister's media office said.Blinken, accompanied by Ambassador David Hale, also met with Berri Monday, a statement from the speaker's media office said.Blinken told Al-Jadeed that he will fly to Saudi Arabia at the end of his Lebanon visit.
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