Nasrallah Urges 'Partnership Govt.' Comprising Everyone, including FPM

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday called for the formation of what he called a “national partnership government” comprising all parties, including the Free Patriotic Movement, as he noted that the formation process will not be “easy.”

He also said that such a government should be led by Saad Hariri or a figure enjoying his support.

“The consultations are supposed to take place Monday and we hope a PM-designate will be named,” Nasrallah said in a televised address.

“So far, no agreement has been reached on any candidate… We hope that the figure who gets the necessary votes will be designated on Monday,” he added.

“After the designation of a premier, we will talk about the line-up and we would negotiate and cooperate with the PM-designate to form the government,” he said.

Nasrallah however pointed out that the formation of a new government will not be an “easy” process.

“We insist on the FPM's representation in the government and no party should be eliminated,” Nasrallah added, a day after FPM chief Jebran Bassil announced that his movement will not take part in any so-called techno-political government led by Hariri.

“Hariri must ease his preconditions if a national partnership government is to be formed,” Nasrallah said.

Noting that the 1943 National Pact forbids the formation of a “one-sided government,” the Hizbullah leader said “any government needs domestic stability in order to be able to address the economic situation.”

“A one-sided government might face several accusations and road-blocking protests… Any salvation government will have to take unpopular decisions,” Nasrallah said.

Noting that the International Support Group for Lebanon -- which convened in Paris Wednesday – has called for the formation of a “reformist government,” Nasrallah suggested that such a government “does not necessarily stand for a technocrat government.”

“The caretaker government must shoulder its responsibilities regarding the economic situation,” he said.

Hariri has insisted that he will only lead a technocrat government, telling the other parties that he is not opposed to the nomination of another figure for the PM post.

A leading candidate for the post – Samir Khatib – was however told on Dec. 1 by the country’s grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, that were was Sunni “consensus” on the nomination of Hariri, which prompted Khatib to withdraw his nomination.

Hariri resigned on October 29, bowing to pressure from unprecedented and cross-sectarian street protests demanding an end to corruption and an overhaul of the entire political system.

The protest movement has repeatedly called for the formation of an independent technocrat cabinet.

Timeline
  • 13 December 2019, 18:46

    Nasrallah: After the designation of a premier, we will talk about the line-up and we would negotiate and cooperate with the PM-designate to form the government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:44

    Nasrallah: So far, no agreement has been reached on any candidate… We hope that the figure who gets the necessary votes will be designated on Monday.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:37

    Nasrallah: The caretaker government must shoulder its responsibilities regarding the economic situation.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:36

    Nasrallah: Hizbullah and AMAL did not take a decision to attack anyone and they exerted major efforts to rein in the street.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:35

    Nasrallah: Those blocking the roads do not enjoy any cover.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:35

    Nasrallah: Security forces have shown more seriousness in the reopening of roads.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:34

    Nasrallah on security tensions: We call on people to show patience.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:33

    Nasrallah urged the formation of a "partnership" government comprising all parties including the FPM, saying it must be led by Hariri or someone named by him.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:28

    Nasrallah: We insist on the FPM's representation in the government and no party should be eliminated.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:28

    Nasrallah: A reformist government does not necessarily stand for a technocrat government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:27

    Nasrallah: PM Saad Hariri must ease his preconditions if a national partnership government is to be formed.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:26

    Nasrallah: We did not suggest the candidates Bahij Tabbara or Samir Khatib.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:25

    Nasrallah: The fourth choice was a government whose premier would be named by Hariri but this proposal was rejected.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:23

    Nasrallah: We do not oppose a national partnership government led by PM Saad Hariri.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:21

    Nasrallah: The third choice is a national partnership government with the broadest representation.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:20

    Nasrallah: Everyone should be present in the government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:18

    Nasrallah: A one-sided government will be described as "Hizbullah's government."

  • 13 December 2019, 18:17

    Nasrallah: Any salvation government will have to take unpopular decisions.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:16

    Nasrallah: A one-sided government might face several accusations and road-blocking protests.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:16

    Nasrallah: Any government needs domestic stability in order to be able to address the economic situation.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:15

    Nasrallah: It is unacceptable to go to a one-sided government, seeing as we had opposed that when we didn't have the parliamentary majority.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:14

    Nasrallah: The National Pact forbids the formation of a one-sided government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:13

    Nasrallah: The issue is about identifying risks and interests. We in Hizbullah are opposed to the formation of a one-sided government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:11

    Nasrallah: The first choice is to go to a one-sided government.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:06

    Nasrallah: The formation of the government will not be an easy process.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:06

    Nasrallah: The former government should not have resigned.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:05

    Nasrallah: We hope that no more time will be wasted.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:04

    Nasrallah: The consultations are supposed to take place Monday and we hope a PM-designate will be named.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:03

    Nasrallah: The Lebanese must not allow America and Israel to exploit their protests.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:02

    Nasrallah to U.S. and Israel: Iran itself will respond to those who attack it and it will not depend on its allies.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:00

    Nasrallah: Some parties are fabricating statements attributed to Iranian officials in order to embarrass some Lebanese parties.

  • 13 December 2019, 18:00

    Nasrallah: We asked the brothers in Iran about the reported statement and they said it was baseless.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:59

    Nasrallah: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard general did not mention anything about Lebanon in his statement.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:58

    Nasrallah: I urge the Lebanese to show awareness and not to accept the U.S. incitement to strife and chaos.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:57

    Nasrallah: Some Gulf countries are fabricating statements attributed to Iranian officials.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:56

    Nasrallah: The Lebanese are capable of overcoming the current crisis.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:56

    Nasrallah: The Americans want us to give up our strength and become under tutelage.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:54

    Nasrallah: Draw lessons from the countries that surrendered to the U.S. conditions... Have they overcome their financial woes?

  • 13 December 2019, 17:54

    Nasrallah to Lebanese: Do not believe America's promises.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:54

    Nasrallah said the U.S. and Israel are seeking to exploit Lebanon’s protests to settle scores with Hizbullah and to obtain certain gains in the oil and gas file.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:45

    Nasrallah: Pompeo's remarks reflect the silliness of the U.S. approach.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:43

    Nasrallah: Pompeo has suggested that Lebanon's problem is Hizbullah.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:42

    Nasrallah: The Americans will naturally seek to exploit any protests... In Lebanon they will seek to solve their own problem and not that of the Lebanese.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:42

    Nasrallah: The Americans' evaluation of the protests in Lebanon is mistaken.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:41

    Nasrallah: They suggested that the protests were the Lebanese people's revolution against Hizbullah and the arms of the resistance, although no one mentioned Hizbullah or the resistance during the first days of the protests.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:40

    Nasrallah: The Americans suggested that the protests in their first days were against Iran, although no one mentioned Iran in those protests.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:39

    Nasrallah: The Americans see the protests in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria as tools to pressure Iran, and I'm not accusing anyone.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:37

    Nasrallah: The government's decision on taxes and fees was mistaken.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:35

    Nasrallah: They try to give the world the impression that they are orchestrating these protests, whether that is true or not.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:35

    Nasrallah: Whenever protests erupt in a certain country, we find the Americans quickly interfering and seeking to exploit these protests in a manner that serves their own interests and not those of the protesters.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:33

    Nasrallah: My entire speech will be dedicate to the Lebanese affairs.

  • 13 December 2019, 17:33

    Nasrallah: We are passing through a sensitive moment regarding the formation of a new government.

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Comments 22
Thumb eagledawn 13 December 2019, 17:32

The day this evil iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.

Thumb thepatriot 13 December 2019, 20:33

Oh toi ta gueule! Tu n'as jamais rien d'interessant a dire...

Thumb eagledawn 13 December 2019, 17:33

Great picture, he looks like an unwashed shia terrorist (Huthi), and that's closer to his true character than the religious uniform he dishonored and desecrated for decades.

As to his speech: nice cartload of BS.

Thumb joebustani 13 December 2019, 17:47

Bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia, its leaders, members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb s.o.s 13 December 2019, 18:05

It’s happening Joe, it’s happening!

Thumb doodle-dude 14 December 2019, 09:57

lol @ the shia neo pasdaran

Thumb s.o.s 13 December 2019, 18:07

This guy and his terrorist organization are the main reason why investors are boycotting Lebanon... he’s the reason why we have over a million unemployed Lebanese ... and he has the toupet to criticize the West ? Heureusement que le ridicule ne tue pas otherwise he’d be long dead.

Missing formerlebaniz 13 December 2019, 18:21

I don’t think he likes America very much,

Thumb ex-fpm 13 December 2019, 18:23

18:02
نصرالله: البعض يتصور أنه إذا اعتدي على إيران، إيران ستعتمد على حلفائها وأصدقائها لترد، وانا اصحح هذا الكلام: إذا اعتدي على إيران، إيران والجمهورية الإسلامية في إيران تردّ بنفسها على الإسرائيليين أو الاميركيين۔

Nasrallah to U.S. and Israel: Iran itself will respond to those who attack it and it will not depend on its allies.

But on 10 September 2019, the terrorist said otherwise!

Nasrallah: Hizbullah Won't be Neutral if Iran Attacked
“We reiterate our stance as part of the axis of resistance: we will not be neutral in the battle between right and wrong, in the battle between Hussein and Yazid. This supposed war will be the end of Israel and the American hegemony and presence in the region,” Nasrallah said.
“Our imam, leader, master and Hussein in this era is Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei. He is the leader of the axis of resistance and Iran is the heart and main center of the axis,” he went on to say.
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/264645

Thumb justin 13 December 2019, 18:47

الحرس الثوري: بأمر من خامنئي سنهاجم إسرائيل من لبنان
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2019/12/09/iran-haras-thawri-lebanon-israel/

Missing samiam 13 December 2019, 18:29

Nasrallah: The National Pact forbids the formation of a one-sided government

And yet M8 did it with Mikati. Seriously, people are protesting against sectarian politics and you want to go right back to it. It shouldn't matter what sect these guys are--the best people for the job, not the right religion for a post.

Thumb ansarullah 13 December 2019, 18:51

God Bless Sayyed Hassan, the real leader and Murshid of the Islamic Republic of Lebanon.

Thumb canadianleb 13 December 2019, 19:58

So no comments on the corrupt politicians, and he wants the status quo... good luck with that...

Thumb thepatriot 13 December 2019, 20:31

Nassy is struggling... He is losing ground on his popularity level, his finances are down, the sanctions bleed him, and his party will probably be devastated in the next elections, if he is not alloud to cheat.
He is now among for much much higher for what he can get... I smell fear...

Thumb thepatriot 13 December 2019, 20:31

Nassy is struggling... He is losing ground on his popularity level, his finances are down, the sanctions bleed him, and his party will probably be devastated in the next elections, if he is not alloud to cheat.
He is now among for much much higher for what he can get... I smell fear...

Thumb whyaskwhy 14 December 2019, 00:26

Out of this 77,645 speeches this one fits perfectly for another useless Iranian tool talking about Iran's wishes for a Lebanon that is led by dictatorship suitable for continued manipulation.

Thumb farsical.resistance 14 December 2019, 01:02

During almost two months of demonstrations, in Lebanon, in Iraq and elsewhere, we heard the smelly holly supreme Persian ape and various other Iranian apes making disparaging, disrespectful and derogatory comments about them. Yet this turbaned chimp and chimps like him repeated, supported and even applauded these comments. Unsurprising coming from a bunch of salaried Iranian domestics. Less surprising was sending their gorillas peppered with a few orangutans to beat up on the peaceful demonstrators. Then a few days ago the Americans expressed their support for the demonstrators and hassan, the aforementioned turbaned chimp, blows his turban clear off. "How dares they interfere in internal Lebanese affairs". Seriously hassan, how stupid do you think your supporters are to swallow such bull. That was rhetorical. I know how stupid they are and still they keep surprising me with their striving to achieve an even higher level of stupidity. Aim high and keep striving.

Thumb liberty 14 December 2019, 03:53

Nothing but a filthy iranian terrorist who single-handedly destryed Lebanon.

Thumb liberty 14 December 2019, 04:11

*destroyed

Missing samiam 14 December 2019, 06:43

The National Pact was put in place in 1943---how's that been working for us?

Thumb doodle-dude 14 December 2019, 09:57

lol @ the resilient shia western christian with triple nationality from dahieh.

Missing lebonknees4peace 15 December 2019, 06:16

Why does Lebanon have to listen to this raccoon! He is a terrorist and we should stop giving him legitimacy!