Fatfat: Baroud was Lax in His Defense of the ISF, His Measures are Politically Motivatedإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Mustaqbal MP Ahmed Fatfat stressed that Interior Minister Ziad Baroud's decision to take disciplinary measures against Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi came in light of the minister's lax approach in defending the ISF.
Fatfat told the daily al-Mustaqbal Sunday: "It seems that Baroud is taking measures that appear as a political position or opinion."
On Friday, Baroud took disciplinary measures against Rifi for exceeding his prerogatives.
For his part, the minister stated: "The fact that I am a minister forces me to work according to the laws."
"That does not mean that I don't appreciate the ISF's role and achievements in uncovering spy networks" he added.
"I will continue on applying the law and supporting the ISF's actions," he said.
"I do not support one camp against the other and I will follow up on the matter with President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Saad Hariri," Baroud stressed.