Hezbollah's deputy chief says his group doesn't want a dialogue with Washington until it changes its Mideast policy.
America's policy at this time which is totally biased toward Israel, Sheik Naim Kassem said.
The Hezbollah deputy was responding to Ryan Crocker, ex-US ambassador in Iraq, who told Congress this month the United States should break with long-standing policy and start talking to the Iranian-backed group.
Crocker told a Senate hearing that the US stands to gain more than it would lose by negotiating with Hezbollah, which the US classifies as a terrorist organization.
Kassem added in an interview Monday that he does not expect a war with Israel, but the group is preparing for it "as if it is happening tomorrow."