Mashnouq: Hariri Won't Quit No Matter the Presidential or Partisan Pressuresإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri will not step down from the mission of forming the new government no matter the “pressures,” caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said on Sunday.
“We must show solidarity with PM-designate Saad Hariri so that we manage to rescue Lebanon, because the economic situation is very bad,” Mashnouq said.
“Hariri will not back down from the mission of forming the government, will not quit and will not change his stance, no matter the pressures and regardless whether their source is presidential or partisan,” Mashnouq added, in an apparent jab at President Michel Aoun and Hizbullah.
“He has the support of Beirut’s MPs and the support of al-Mustaqbal Movement’s MPs and their allies and we back him in all his steps, because the formation of the government is necessary, no matter what the obstacles might be,” the minister went on to say.