Mashnouq Orders Removal of 'Mustafa Badreddine Street' Signsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Monday denied signing an order authorizing Ghobeiri's municipality to name a street after slain Hizbullah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who has been described by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as the mastermind of the 2005 assassination of ex-PM Rafik Hariri.
In a statement, Mashnouq stressed that he “does not approve of this naming” and that he had refused to sign the authorization letter.
“His refusal to sign cannot be considered as a tacit approval of the decision, especially when the matter is related to a political dispute involving sectarian and security aspects and consequently posing a threat to public order,” the Interior Ministry added.
“Accordingly, the Interior Ministry will tomorrow send Ghobeiri's municipality a memo ordering the removal of the signs,” it said.