Hizbullah Bloc Insists on Govt. Demands, Slams U.S. and ex-PMs

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Hizbullah’s Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc on Thursday condemned a perceived attempt by “those who are forming the government behind the scenes to usurp the representation of the country’s other components by preventing the PM-designate from consulting with the blocs.”

“They have invented a new mechanism aimed at preventing the components from naming their ministers in the government on the one hand, and at disrupting the governmental balance through seizing the finance portfolio from others and running it on the other hand,” the bloc added in a statement issued after a periodic meeting.

“The attempts by some to rely on the influence of foreign forces to form a government whose representation is tipped in favor of a single camp are attempts aimed at emptying the French initiative of its content and toppling the bridges of confidence with the other components on which we have always been keen,” Loyalty to Resistance said.

It also noted that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “criticized the French after their president met a senior Hizbullah official,” in reference to the recent brief meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Mohammed Raad.

“This issue clearly highlights the very negative American role, which aims to sabotage all the efforts that are being exerted to form a government in Lebanon that enjoys the consensus of the various parties,” the bloc added.

“We categorically reject that anyone name on our behalf the ministers who should represent us in the government, and we also categorically reject that anyone put a veto on the allocation of a certain portfolio to the component we belong to, especially the finance portfolio,” Loyalty to Resistance went on to say, while noting that it is open to discussing all other details related to the new government.

And stressing “the importance of the French initiative,” the bloc said “the U.S. administration, which backs the Israeli enemy’s interest in undermining Lebanon’s stability and preventing the improvement of its situations, is the party responsible for obstructing the government formation efforts.”

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Default-user-icon McEssen (Guest) 17 September 2020, 18:27

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Missing samiam 17 September 2020, 18:46

I wonder why they want the finance ministry---I guess people already thought Barry was corrupt, but now he has removed all doubt. And kizb trying to get its claws into it since it needs to leach and bleed the country dry to survive.

And old man aoun not acting like a president, but rather an old man in a home.

Thumb s.o.s 17 September 2020, 18:56

Stop paying your bills fellow Lebanese, stop paying your property taxes!

Thumb farsical.resistance 17 September 2020, 20:37

The Islamic state and the Islamic solution is the solution to any problem facing society. Hassan Nasrallah

Thumb eli-g 18 September 2020, 02:05

logik, one more time you earned a thumbs up from me. Lebanese care corrupt to the core. It's a society ill left behind by the Ottomans and they cannot shake it out of thier system.Sad indeed.

Thumb slim_tania 18 September 2020, 14:51

because she is beautiful like you eliza

Thumb slim_tania 18 September 2020, 14:53

when are you going to release a song for our sayyed?