Geagea Urges Aoun to Stop 'Bassil's Nonstop Clashes with Everyone'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has called on President Michel Aoun to put an end to what he called “Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's nonstop clashes with everyone.”
“There is a very deplorable situation... Whenever we and other parties exert efforts to pacify the situations, Bassil decides to talk and blow up the situation,” Geagea said in an interview with Kuwait's al-Rai newspaper to be published Friday.
“Everything Bassil is trying to do is to withhold a ministerial seat from us. Is this how the LF should be rewarded? This is very shameful,” Geagea added.
“According to Bassil's inaccurate numbers about our representation, we represent 31% of the Christian vote which grants us a share of five ministerial seats... What is he arguing about?” the LF leader went on to say.
Emphasizing that the government formation process is the responsibility of the prime minister-designate and the president, Geagea accused Bassil of seeking to “usurp the president's role.”
“We are keen on the Maarab Agreement and if Bassil wants to disavow it then he is free. We highly respect and appreciate the president and our biggest wish is the success of this presidential tenure, but Bassil's actions are undermining this presidential tenure and I'm saying this very regrettably,” Geagea added.