Hariri Defends Govt. Productivity, Says Sunnis 'Not Frustrated'

W460

Prime Minister Saad Hariri defended his government on Wednesday in the face of criticism from several MPs, as he denied claims that the Sunni community in Lebanon is “frustrated.”

“I cannot accept the claim that this government is not productive because it is the most productive government, despite the fact that it was formed less than a year ago,” said Hariri after the end of parliamentary debate sessions on the 2017 state budget.

“The government approved an electoral law, a new wage scale, diplomatic and judicial appointments, a socio-economic council and today a state budget,” Hariri explained.

He noted that since its formation, the government has been exerting efforts to “confront the repercussions of the Syrian refugee crisis and to solve the electricity problem and the country's problems.”

Responding to criticism from opposition lawmakers, Hariri lamented that “some are acting as if only today they discovered our difficult financial situation, the refugee crisis, the electricity problem and the absence of yearly final accounts.”

“You cannot take part in previous governments and then discover all these problems and their 'easy solutions' when you don't take part in the new government,” the premier added, addressing some opposition MPs.

Hitting back at MPs who spoke of Sunni “frustration,” Hariri stressed that the Sunni community in Lebanon is “not frustrated.”

“I'm responsible for my words. Perhaps some colleagues are frustrated but I call on them not to project their frustration on the Lebanese or on an essential and founding religious community in this country,” Hariri added.

“Those who were not frustrated by the assassination of Rafik Hariri cannot be frustrated by anything! The Lebanese were not frustrated by the assassination of the martyr premier, they rebelled, achieved and carried on,” the PM said.

Comments 19
Thumb s.o.s 18 October 2017, 23:09

LoL #NotFrustrated , no sir we're past that point. We're #Persecuted by you and your terrorist allies, your illegal and illegitimate president and your spiritual brother Bashar al Assad since all of you are sons of hafiz el Assad just to quote the guy you had arrested last year for expressing his opinion. #Ir7alIr7alyaHariri.

Thumb Mystic 18 October 2017, 23:40

Poor you, frustrated sunnis.
More like lost kittens.

You lost your revolution in Syria, and lost your caliphate dreams.
Now you are called frustrated?

Be glad you have Hariri to set you straight, otherwise you would all be sharing the fate of the salafis in Syria.

Thumb Mystic 18 October 2017, 23:52

You are much welcome to try little kitty.
We took down millions of your kind in Syria, what makes you think you can do much in Lebanon?

Thumb Mystic 19 October 2017, 00:32

Sure Russia came to help Assad, only Russia and Iran came to Assads direct aid.

Now compare that to all the nations that were backing the Salafi rebels or the Sunni rage you called it.

We won no matter what way you put it Russia Iran or Iraqis doesn't matter Assad is still here, so what do you want to do now in Lebanon?

You are doing well crying about it, so i guess that will be the thing you continue to do until you try a new revolution that we will destroy.

Thumb gigahabiib 19 October 2017, 02:27

As I said with billions and billions in aid but the fools forgot to send them surface to air missiles that would have won the fight quickly. I know these things because I am so smart, That's what they call me at the 3asfourieh where I'm kept.

Thumb gigahabib 19 October 2017, 12:35

So the overzealous Naharnet admins have deleted all the good comments again, and only left those of incoherent imposters. Speaks volumes.

Thumb eagledawn 19 October 2017, 13:22

Spamming "Saudi Wahhabi" in every single comment surely gives you the moral high ground and makes your comments coherent.

Thumb s.o.s 19 October 2017, 13:39

"gigahabib 1 hour ago 40
So the overzealous Naharnet admins have deleted all the good comments again, and only left those of incoherent imposters. Speaks volumes."

Indeed, that's why your/Mystick's comments remain untouched.

Thumb gigahabiib 19 October 2017, 14:16

I am such a girl, emotional and it's made worse when alcohol is involved! I am sorry I am sorry I am sorry lover The Mystic I did not mean to slander your comments no matter how incoherent those always are. You know I love that you try, regardless of your blatant limitations.

Thumb gigahabib 19 October 2017, 15:35

Loool, so "Saudi Wahhabi" is slur now? They are proud of being Wahhabis.

Thumb warrior 19 October 2017, 05:46

Isn't great when the shia iranians defend hariri? So the achievement today is his corrupt government approved a state budget for fiscal year 2017 which is about to end;)! Basically it rubber stamped every corrupt transaction and waste that had occurred from the beginning of the year.

Missing humble 19 October 2017, 09:26

@Warrior:
You are so right! I also found it very strange from Ebola followers to defend Hariri !!! In this government they have one common interest : fill their pockets.

Thumb blablablablabla 19 October 2017, 11:02

SOS terrorist should be frustrated ...
that's easy to understand by just seing ugly Ice Nor Man Jane

Thumb galaxy 19 October 2017, 12:30

@bahlehbahlehbahleh always has the best comments; he is a real commenter.

Thumb blablablablabla 20 October 2017, 09:20

said the troll

Thumb justin 20 October 2017, 10:18

he is one of the best commenters:)

Thumb ado.australia 19 October 2017, 19:16

So sad... how Naharnet represents this once famous newspaper! Once bought by oil Arab money, there is no way back!

Thumb justin 20 October 2017, 10:17

anything specific you dislike about naharnet? Is it not good enough to publish your filthy disgusting comments and insults?

Thumb ado.australia 19 October 2017, 19:17

So sad... how Naharnet represents this once famous newspaper! Once bought by oil Arab money, there is no way back!