Bassil Lashes Out after Mashnouq Criticizes 'Erratic Foreign Policy'

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Sunday traded jabs over Lebanon's foreign policy, which the latter described as “erratic.”

“Those who don't like our independent foreign policy are the ones who are subservient to foreign forces and those who are not used to living without submission,” Bassil said.

“As for us, we live with our heads held high,” Bassil added.

Mashnouq had earlier in the day blasted Lebanon's foreign policy as “erratic,” warning that “the continuation of this political approach subjects solidarity among the government parties to real threats.”

“The shock, coercion and compulsion policy cannot continue,” Mashnouq added, noting that he differentiates between President Michel Aoun and the policies of the Foreign Ministry.

“The president has my full respect and appreciation and our relation is based on mutual frankness and clarity, while the policies of the Foreign Ministry are breaching the norms that govern the work of governments and the Cabinet's Policy Statement,” Mashnouq said.

He lamented that “the dissociation policy, which was one of the pillars of the presidential settlement, has suffered several blows in the latest period, such as the visits to Syria by a number of ministers and their participation in an international fair in Damascus as well as the New York meeting between Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and Syrian FM Walid Muallem, which was not coordinated with the prime minister.”

Comments 11
Thumb eagledawn 15 October 2017, 19:07

"the_roar:
Ladies and Gentlemen: today you have just listened to the future president of Lebanon. Learn people learn"

Thumb doodle-dude 16 October 2017, 13:25

is that the wealthy shia australian billionaire who has inside information on every topic that no one else has?:)

Thumb janoubi 17 October 2017, 15:29

the troll idolizes the embezzler.

Thumb janoubi 17 October 2017, 15:32

and he has deleted my comment 4 times so far because he knows it is true.

Thumb s.o.s 15 October 2017, 19:21

2 of the worst ministers in lebanon'so history... 1 is a mini Hitler and embezzlingredients King, the other is a complete incompetent.

Missing humble 16 October 2017, 09:50

Fully agree.

Missing lebnani4ever 16 October 2017, 15:20

They are both incompetent in my opinion.

Thumb no.comment 15 October 2017, 19:25

"Those who don't like our independent foreign policy are the ones who are subservient to foreign forces and those who are not used to living without submission"
actually the subservient submissive ones are the only ones who like your foreign policy
https://vid.me/zcmnp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWjgln7EBU0

Thumb justin 15 October 2017, 23:17

“The president has my full respect and appreciation and our relation is based on mutual frankness and clarity, while the policies of the Foreign Ministry are breaching the norms that govern the work of governments and the Cabinet's Policy Statement,” Mashnouq said.

Does he really believe what he just said?? Does he for one moment believe that Bassil met with the syrian foreign minister without prior approval of basil's father in law?!

Thumb ex-fpm 16 October 2017, 07:43

of course he knows but he is addressing his empty words to Mustaqbal electoral base hoping they would believe his blatant lies.

Missing humble 16 October 2017, 09:49

Not only erratic foreign policy, but at the service of Iranium...
the little Hitler must show he is worthy of the multimillions received from his masters.
Dirty and corrupt to the bones.