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."