Aoun Issues Another Warning on Extension, Says Cabinet Violating Lawsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun reiterated on Saturday his rejection to extend the terms of top security officials, accusing some parties of carrying out a “plot” against the country.
“The ministers think they can do what they want,” Aoun told delegations that visited him at his residence in Rabieh. “The state will not be submissive to a certain minister as if we are in the middle ages.”
“Each minister is bound by laws that set his duties,” he stressed.
Defense Minister Samir Moqbel “knows very well that he is mistaken in the appointment of the army chief,” Aoun said.
The FPM leader, who also heads the Change and Reform bloc, has repeatedly announced his rejection to extend the terms of security officials.
Despite his campaign against the extension, several cabinet ministers, including Moqbel, are prone to extend the terms of the officials rather than appoint new ones in the absence of a president.
Aoun hoped that “his warnings would be taken seriously or else every wrongdoer would receive his punishment.”
“The cabinet is breaking some rules through the behavior of some of its ministers,” he said.