Rifi: Aoun Failure to Set Date for Parliamentary Consultations a Constitutional Violation


Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi, a former justice minister and Internal Security Forces chief, announced Monday that President Michel Aoun's “failure to set a date for binding parliamentary consultations to name a premier is a blatant constitutional violation.”

Rifi also rejected what he called “the involvement of figures loyal to the president in the launching of statements that questioned PM (Saad) Hariri's resignation and included fabricated accusations against Saudi Arabia.”

Aoun had announced Saturday that he would wait for Hariri's return to Lebanon and the submission of an official resignation letter.

Hariri announced his shock resignation on Saturday in a broadcast from the Saudi capital.

He cited the "grip" of Hizbullah's ally Iran on the country, and also said he feared for his life.

Comments 5
Thumb Knight 06 November 2017, 17:11

God forbids aoun violates the constitution.

Thumb tric.portugal 06 November 2017, 17:31

yes...we must arrested Hariri by act of traiton...

Thumb tric.portugal 06 November 2017, 17:15

yes..Convert to the House of Saud or Die...the House of Saud send that message to the Cristhians in Lebanon after what is happenning to the ancient cristhians comunities in the region!!!???pure terrorism...

Thumb Mystic 06 November 2017, 19:07

Because Hariri is still the Prime Minister of Lebanon, until he resigns in the Lebanese Parlament.

If he comes back to Lebanon, and decides he still wants to be Prime Minister, then he can keep his post.

Thumb s.o.s 06 November 2017, 21:40

Achraf general Rifi, he should be the first PM in the post Syrian/Iranian era, god bless ya general.