Geagea Says Hariri Won't Step Down, Laments Reported Assad Call


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has stressed that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri will not step down from the mission of forming a new government, as he lamented a reported phone call between President Michel Aoun and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“PM-designate Saad Hariri will not be cornered and will not step down. If some believe that they can press him to step down they are mistaken,” Geagea said in an interview with MTV.

He also noted that there are no “foreign” obstacles hindering the Cabinet formation process, emphasizing that “the issue is domestic and revolving around the presence of the LF and the Progressive Socialist Party in the government.”

“I call on PM-designate Hariri to present a draft line-up to the president should things continue in the same manner, but I believe that it will not be accepted by President Aoun,” Geagea added.

The LF leader also said he does not endorse Aoun's claim that “the presidential race has started.”

“No one is trying to constrain (caretaker Foreign) Minister (Jebran) Bassil, but, quite to the contrary, he is the one trying to constrain others,” Geagea added.

Commenting on the reported call between Aoun and Assad, Geagea said: “I do not accept that President Aoun hold talks with Bashar al-Assad. This is unjustifiable and unnecessary.”

Comments 13
Thumb s.o.s 23 August 2018, 13:34

Aoun's call to Assad is nothing less than treason. might as well call Natanyahu, at least he's got less blood on his hands.

Thumb Southern......... 23 August 2018, 13:58

here sos defending the other hero! the criminal zionist who has been slaughtering palestinian children for decade... .while Assad fight to protect his people from Daesh, your another hero, little shit.

Thumb s.o.s 23 August 2018, 14:06

actually potatotriotic, Assad kills his own people; the Zionists don't. Assad killed half a million living souls and displaced 13 million Syrians.
Sure the zionists are sometimes inhumane, they also kill lots of Palestinians, but are in no way comparable to the Syria butcher. Both are pros at ethnic cleansing, one is creating an Alawistan, the other Israel.

Thumb marcus 23 August 2018, 14:48

If you say so @POS, if you say so.

Thumb justin 23 August 2018, 14:52

southern; was assad protecting his people when he tortured and killed 11 year old Hamza Al Khatib at the beginning of the revolution? Was there even anything remotely linked to Daesh?

Thumb _citizen_ 23 August 2018, 14:55

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb roflmfao 23 August 2018, 15:08

Geagea has been slaughtering Palestinian children for decade? Really?.. that's news even to Palestinian children. It seems that everyone that bothers the brain-damaged illiterates of me7war almoumana3ah is automatically called "criminal zionist".. Remember until very recently it's what they were calling Micheal Aoun and his followers.

Thumb justice 23 August 2018, 15:21

If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor like 'patriotic', I would let the 'patriotic' traitor have it.

Thumb doodle-dude 23 August 2018, 15:22

lol @Jadbehiotic

Thumb s.o.s 23 August 2018, 15:47

LoL Justice. In the West they use electric guns in slaughter houses, they keep on reusing the same bullet.

Thumb eagledawn 23 August 2018, 16:05

Dear little Southern.... with a bit of Logic!

"stfu and stick to this saying.... the fish dies by the mouth!
if you don't understand, back to school in qom, it's for free for iranian immigrants like you."

Thumb Puppet 23 August 2018, 13:37

Dactor Geagea has earned my utmost respect and captured my imagination for many reasons chief among them:

1) Vehemently opposing proportional representation
2) Vehemently supporting proportional representation
3) Having reservations on the Policy Statement
4) Having No Hostility towards Hezbollah
5) Abiding by the 3 No-No's Rule
6) Supporting a Made-In-Lebanon President elected by an illegitimate Parliament
7) Supporting a Strong State without the presence of 'Illegitimate Armed Groups'
8) His love for Algebra and Equations
9) Lamenting a reported phone call between President Michel Aoun and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


10) Assuring us the Cedar Revolution is well and alive

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 August 2018, 21:43

Ja3ja3 is simply supporting his ally here what is the hubhub about? The same way as another politician in Lebanon will support a proponent given by someone or something he beleive in? so what?
The bearded goat gives on average a speech once per week and although most people in Lebanon find that the weather report in the outer Hebrides is more interesting who cares its not as if anything will change or become of it?

How many speeches have we heard in Lebanon in the last 50 years? thousands and what changes have we seen? having been around long enough I can tell you the country is in the same state as it was, divided and corrupt and your still arguing about another speech? niyalakum! no wonder these leaders have it so easy....