The foreign indications do not suggest that the new Lebanese government will be formed soon, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has said.
Asked why he is not playing a mediator role in the stalled cabinet formation process, Ibrahim said in an interview with ad-Diyar newspaper that “the circumstances are not appropriate” for such a role.
“Foreign pressures are very big,” the general explained.
He also noted that the foreign factors are stronger than the local factors in the current formation process.
Ibrahim’s interview comes a few weeks after he visited the United States and met with several American officials.
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