Arslan Hands Written Resignation, Suleiman and Miqati to Discuss it Monday

The premiership received on Saturday Minister Talal Arslan’s written resignation from cabinet, reported LB television.

President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Miqati will discuss this issue on Monday.

The minister had announced his resignation soon after the formation of the new government on June 13.

He justified his decision by saying: “In line with my convictions, I announce to the Lebanese public my resignation from the government of the so-called Prime Minister Najib Miqati whom I am not honored to sit next to in cabinet.”

“Miqati is either trying to create a dispute between me and Free Patriotic Movement Party leader MP Michel Aoun, the Resistance, or PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat,” Arslan had declared.

In addition, he accused the premier of conspiring against national unity.

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