Ain el-Tineh Visitors: Berri Man of Valour to Apologize for Harm Caused by Protesters

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Visitors to Speaker Nabih Berri reflected Wednesday the Speaker's “audacity” to apologize to Lebanese citizens over any harm caused by AMAL supporters during the latest street protests denouncing Bassil's remarks.

“Berri has the audacity and responsibility to apologize to the Lebanese for any harm caused to any citizen,” said AMAL Movement MP Ali Bazzi after Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers.

Bazzi added that AMAL chief, Berri, “did not give instructions to AMAL supporters to take to the streets,” adding that it was an impulsive reaction following Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's remarks about the Speaker.

On reports about a possible resignation of AMAL ministers from the Cabinet in reaction, Bazzi said: “Berri sees no interest for anyone in the resignation of the government.”

Footage of Minister Bassil, who is also head of the Free Patriotic Movement, was leaked on Sunday showing the minister calling parliament speaker a "thug" in a closed meeting.

The video triggered protests Monday in some areas of Beirut. Some supporters of Berri set fire to tires and to pictures of President Michel Aoun and Bassil, shouting slogans against the foreign minister.

The leaked video comes amid an escalating dispute between Aoun and Berri over a decree that promoted a number of Lebanese army officers.

Bassil, is Aoun's son-in-law. The footage drew the ire of Berri's political allies, who lashed out at Bassil. Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil described Bassil in a tweet as "lowly" and a "political dwarf."

Hizbullah, an ally of Aoun but also traditionally an ally of Berri's Shiite AMAL movement, issued a statement categorically rejecting Bassil's statements. Such statements "do not build a state ... but create more crises and disunity," it said.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said "Lebanon does not need more escalation" and that he would exert all efforts to calm the political rhetoric in the country.

Lebanese politics is still dominated by the same factions that fought one another in the 1975-1990 civil war.

Comments 21
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 31 January 2018, 14:45

Best Parliament Speaker of Valor, ever!

Thumb i.report 31 January 2018, 14:51

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil described Bassil in a tweet as "lowly" and a "political dwarf." hahaha what a bunch of clowns!

Thumb janoubi 31 January 2018, 14:53

Bazzi added that AMAL chief, Berri, “did not give instructions to AMAL supporters to take to the streets,” adding that it was an impulsive reaction following Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's remarks about the Speaker.

of course not ! It was all on the spur of the moment;) Armed convoys, armed masked men on the streets, blocking roads, terrorizing civilians, etc.

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 14:53

“Berri has the audacity and responsibility to apologize to the Lebanese for any harm caused to any citizen,” said AMAL Movement MP Ali Bazzi after Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers.
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the securitie forces and the Army of Lebanon must apologize to the Cristhians comunities in Beirute!!! a group enter in Beirute with weapons( !!!!) to made a demonstration of force against cristhians!!!??? in Lebanon...Berry must apresented the demition!!!

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 14:54

like the interior minister...

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 14:55

the Cristhians must take the control of the Interior Minister....

Thumb galaxy 31 January 2018, 14:55

Berri Man of Valour to Apologize for Harm Caused by Protesters

reminds me of medieval chivalry!

Thumb barrymore 31 January 2018, 14:56

The world is so grateful for this honorable act.

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 14:57

" Bazzi added that AMAL chief, Berri, “did not give instructions to AMAL supporters to take to the streets,” adding that it was an impulsive reaction following Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's remarks about the Speaker."
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the comments of Bassil was too a impulsive reaction following the acts of Berri that want´s to roubed the cristhians political powers in Lebanon !!! impulsive or natural...

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 15:00

enter in Beirute with weapons!!!??? to send a clear message to the Head of the Cristhians in the political system...

Thumb ex-fpm 31 January 2018, 15:13

الرئيس عون: المكان الطبيعي لحل الخلافات السياسية هو المؤسسات الدستورية لا الشارع.۔14:29

I love this man's credibility!

That is why he boycotted the highest institution in the country known as the Parliament for more than 2 years and sent his people on the streets in at least 10 demonstrations;)

Thumb ex-fpm 31 January 2018, 16:04

Read again, illiterate!
لرئيس عون: المكان الطبيعي لحل الخلافات السياسية هو المؤسسات الدستورية لا الشارع.۔

Did he specify the size of the dispute in his memorable comment?

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 31 January 2018, 16:11

lol, in his 'incorruptible' one neuron mind he did:)

Thumb Puppet 31 January 2018, 16:27

Mr. incorruptible, a Christian from Metn, has earned my utmost respect and captured my wildest imagination for being very smart and not very stupid.

Thumb s.o.s 31 January 2018, 16:30

what a thugs ! apologizing is not enough, they should be held liable for firing automatic machine guns in the middle of the cities.

Thumb zulfiquar 31 January 2018, 17:29

Restoring the Maronite-Sunni partnership in running the country is unacceptable, we are the majority and we stand united behind Mr Berri and Sayyed Hassan in reversing Taef and it's injustice.

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 19:45

restoring the Maronite power to running the country!!! the Shias+Torah=Envagelicals+Whaabis have in communi the desire to destroy the political-militar powers of the Cristhians...

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 31 January 2018, 20:19

political-militar powers of the Cristhians, no such thing. Whatever had remained of it Michel Aoun signed it off to hezballah and friends to become president before he returned from France in 2005. He got what he wanted and just discovered how they intend to collect their due.

Thumb tric.portugal 31 January 2018, 20:45

my friend, Aoun is President of Lebanon because of the Historical Militar Cristhian agreement Aoun-Geagea!!! Berry do not like that agreement...Berry never recouver after the Presidence of Lebanon return again to the Cristhians!!!

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 31 January 2018, 20:47

zulfiquar this is the biggest BS since Michel Aoun promised to be the last to leave and that he will fight and die at his command post in Baadba less that 12 hours before he deserted and ran away and became the first to leave.

Thumb whyaskwhy 01 February 2018, 00:01

GMA your quite right, the quisling president just received a baptism by fire from his so called partners. My prediction is that the quisling will kiss the hands of Berry and will try to appease him with some of the governmental funds and we the people will ultimately pay the bill.