Report: Hariri Asks Paris to Press Iran on Hizbullah, Dissociation Policy


Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has urged Paris to mediate with Iran on the issue of Hizbullah's commitment to Lebanon's declared policy of dissociation from the region's conflicts, a media report said.

Hariri believes that "Hizbullah is an Iranian and not a Lebanese problem," informed French diplomatic sources told al-Hayat newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

Hariri had announced after his designation on Thursday that "the government will achieve a series of reforms and it is also asked to abide by the dissociation policy and preserve good ties with the Arab brothers."

Asked if there is a veto on Hizbullah's participation in the new Cabinet, Hariri said, "I only heard that from the Lebanese media. This is the first time I hear it."

Hariri added: "I am open to all elements and never closed the door in front of anyone."

Comments 7
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 27 May 2018, 14:17

Best Prime Minister and Businessman combo, ever!

Thumb justin 27 May 2018, 17:39


Missing rabiosa 27 May 2018, 18:05

He's too weak of a leader. Been played by everyone. I think it's time to scrap the post of PM, and have a style of government with an executive President.

Missing un520 27 May 2018, 18:36

I got a message from my friend in Dahiye to the prime minister: "Be careful! This was not what we agreed upon..."

Thumb Maxx 27 May 2018, 22:52

"Hariri Asks Paris to Press Iran on Hizbullah"
Yeah? And how is that working out for you?

Thumb whyaskwhy 28 May 2018, 02:12

Like most who are not in the Syrian Iranian camp he is powerless.

Thumb warrior 28 May 2018, 04:27

he wants and chooses to be powerless.