Report: FPM Rejects Accusations Blaming Bassil for Obstruction
The Free Patriotic Movement rejected accusations blaming its chief Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil of obstructing the formation of Lebanon’s government, saying his latest remarks have proven that “he wants to facilitate the formation process,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.
“Anyone who looks well into Bassil’s latest remarks will know that they were meant to facilitate the formation,” FPM sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.
“The atmospheres are positive and the government will be formed in the end,” they added.
“We are waiting to see what PM-designate Saad Hariri will offer,” they said. However the sources did not comment on whether a government is going to be formed within the ten-day time limit the Premier has set.
Hariri was tasked with forming a government on May 24 but his mission has since been delayed because of disagreements over Cabinet shares mainly the Christian and Druze representation.