Raad Says Economic Situation More Pressing than Govt. Formation

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Finding solutions to the dire economic and financial crisis is more pressing than forming a new government, the head of Hizbullah’s parliamentary bloc said on Monday.

“The government will be eventually formed, but we did not believe for a moment that things would go well nor that Samir Khatib was the one who would be nominated,” Raad said in a speech in the West Bekaa town of Suhmor.

“At best, they were going to allow him to be designated before stepping down after failing to form a government and then (Saad) Hariri would have been designated. They did not allow him to reach the post and they kept him until the eve of the consultations and now we are before a new situation,” Raad added.

He added: “By my estimation, we will ultimately find a solution for the issue of the government. It might take one or two months but we will find a solution. The problem is not in the formation or the non-formation of the government, but rather in the economic situation.”

“What should we do with the economic situation that is affecting the people? What should we do regarding the dollar exchange rate that has changed?”

Raad added: “Despite being close to people, because we belong to them, but do not believe anyone who tells you that we can replace the state. The state is the side that should address the economic situation with all its representatives who represent all Lebanese components.”

Stressing that Hizbullah will not accept to “discuss preconditions that harm the country’s sovereignty,” the lawmaker said his party is willing to “offer concessions” regarding the formation of the government but “not at the expense of national dignity and sovereignty.”

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Thumb galaxy 09 December 2019, 16:39

Raad added: “Despite being close to people, because we belong to them, but do not believe anyone who tells you that we can replace the state. The state is the side that should address the economic situation with all its representatives who represent all Lebanese components.”

The shia terrorist forgets to mention his terror party is the main reason behind the economic collapse and now he wants the state to address the situation.

Missing samiam 09 December 2019, 16:47

Didn't he compare the financial crisis to the 2006 war, both of which kizb is responsible.

In any case, I don't see what a kizb mp or minister can do. The only one that would give them money is Iran who are stuck with their own problems. Iraq has its issues, and Syria which had been benefiting from shia moving dollars there, isn't an option. So what are the kizb to do?

Thumb s.o.s 09 December 2019, 16:51

Hizbala leeches on the State aka the Host... the weaker it gets, the more the Iranian parasite can spread...

Missing rabiosa 09 December 2019, 16:55

As a Lebanese shiite I am disgusted to see the Lebanese flag in the picture next to your supreme leaders who non of them are Lebanese. Just remove it.

Talking about economics? Your party knows one thing only and that is war, so spare us the BS about economy.

Thumb Crispy 09 December 2019, 22:16

Hajj Mohammad made the best Taqouk sandwich south of the Litani too bad he's not as talented in parliamentary and economic matters.

Missing cedars 09 December 2019, 22:34

1- Funny Raad mentioned the American instead of the Iranian currency exchange rate. Hmm Jamal trust impact worked? Did you take all your dollars out of the banks and caused the current issue?

2- offer concessions? How about you only curb the Zaaran/farm boys from attacking the peaceful demonstrators. Are these people Mossad? Or they are financed by the US embassy?

Thumb whyaskwhy 10 December 2019, 01:37

Lol Raad thinks that people will agree with him and let the current government continue? loooooooooooooool yup and pigs will be flying in el da7ieh soon....

Missing cedars 11 December 2019, 14:20

I thought your boss the only person ruling Lebanon stated to the protestors that now you realized they are right and were against the current economic situation to not waste their time.