Report: Hariri 'Dispatches Khoury' to Meet Geagea

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri decided to “delay breaking ties” with his longtime allies, mainly the Lebanese Forces, “covertly dispatching” his adviser and former Minister Ghattas Khoury to Maarab to meet LF chief Samir Geagea, al-Akhbar daily reported on Saturday.

Although Hariri wants to “leave the door open to attempts between the two parties to resolve the crisis,” but Khoury's meeting with Geagea did not “reap positive outcome,” said the daily.

However, informed sources told al-Akhbar that a meeting between Geagea and the Mustaqbal Movement leader Saad Hariri “will eventually happen.”

“Khoury paid Geagea a visit at his residence in Maarab, but the meeting was not positive and failed at resolving conflict issues,” unnamed sources close to the daily said.

“Relations between the two men are very sensitive but a meeting between them will sooner or later happen,” they added.

Hariri-Geagea ties have been reportedly strained lately.

Hariri had sparked a storm of speculation on Monday when he said that certain “political parties” had stabbed him in the back during the political crisis of his surprise resignation announcement from Riyadh.

“There are political parties that tried to find a place for them in this crisis by stabbing me in the back and I will deal with these cases, case by case, but I do not hold grudge against anyone,” Hariri had said.

But the PM later described his relation with the LF as “good” while noting that it needs “some clarifications.”

Comments 3
Thumb tric.portugal 16 December 2017, 13:12

when change the name of Beirute Aeroport to a Cristhian name...Hariri want´s to build cities in Lebanon for the refugies...

Thumb tric.portugal 16 December 2017, 18:30

Hariri gonna prenunciated about the "positive shock" that the Saudis want´s to give to Jordan...the Saudis now persecuting the Jordans because they do not agree with the behavour about Jerusalem...USA Envagelicals now is supporting the Saudis against the Jordans...

Thumb tric.portugal 16 December 2017, 18:37

why the President or the Vice-President of USA do not talk with the Cristhians leaders in Great Lebanon!!!??? answer: why talking with the Cristhians in great Lebanon if in the Envagelical Prophecy they gonna be extreminated...that´s what the USA are doing in the region, creating the condition for the Envagelical Prophecies comes a reality...