Alloush: Bassil Seeking to Sabotage 'Presidential Settlement'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal Movement politburo member ex-MP Mustafa Alloush on Sunday accused Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil of seeking to sabotage the presidential settlement that led to the election of Michel Aoun as President and the appointment of Saad Hariri as Prime Minister.
“This settlement is based on securing the highest level of political stability with the aim of attempting to rescue the economic and social files,” Alloush said in an interview with Radio Liban.
“Bassil and his allies have commitments to abide to,” he noted.
Referring to the FPM chief’s latest fiery speech, Alloush said Bassil “should discuss these issues in Cabinet and not on podiums.”
“If he wants to address the refugee file, he should have attended the conference for that purpose,” Alloush added, referring to the Brussels conference, which was boycotted by Bassil.
In a speech on Friday, Bassil had suggested that the conference was aimed at keeping Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries, threatening to “topple” the government.
“There will be no government if the refugees don’t return, if corruption in Cabinet is not eliminated and if the electricity deficit is not ended,” he said.
Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab and ex-economy minister Raed Khoury have voiced similar stances.