Shiite Duo Voices Mixed Reaction to Hariri's Initiative


Ex-PM Saad Hariri’s initiative on the finance portfolio might be a “positive” step in terms of “giving the Shiite duo what it wants,” but the issue has not yet reached a positive conclusion, Shiite duo sources said on Tuesday.

“Hariri’s initiative is a step forward and we hope there will be communication with the President, who is a partner in the formation process,” the sources told al-Jadeed TV.

Amal Movement sources meanwhile told the TV network that Hariri’s remarks on accepting the exclusion of the finance portfolio from rotation among sects “for one time only” are “not what the Shiite duo wants.”

Informed sources meanwhile criticized Hariri in remarks to Hizbullah’s al-Manar TV.

“How can Hariri allow himself to voice conditions regarding the naming of the Shiite minister?” the sources said.

The ex-PM had earlier on Tuesday announced that he has decided to “help PM-designate (Mustafa) Adib find an exit through naming an independent finance minister from the Shiite sect who would be chosen by him, similarly to the rest of ministers, on the basis of competency, integrity and non-partisanship.”

“With this step, the responsibility now falls on the shoulders of those obstructing the formation of the government. If they respond and facilitate (the process) we will win Lebanon and the Lebanese will win, and if they continue their obstruction, they will bear the responsibility for wasting Lebanon’s chance to halt the collapse,” the ex-PM warned.

Comments 10
Thumb s.o.s 22 September 2020, 22:38

The terrorists and their Amal acolytes don’t want Lebanon to live on... they simply don’t belong here and something must be done about it.

Thumb lebnanfirst 23 September 2020, 02:11

الغد لناظره قريب

Thumb gebran_sons 23 September 2020, 06:50

Hariri has committed another political blunder. His initiative is a catastrophe for Lebanon hopes for a better future. Please take a break from politics and stay in Paris as we are trying at great risk to liberate Lebanon and the Shia community from these murderers duo.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 23 September 2020, 07:15

Indeed these vermin are not Lebanese

Default-user-icon save leb (Guest) 23 September 2020, 07:25

lebanon is in hell and will stay there as long as the terrorist hassan nasralla is around

Default-user-icon philipidiot (Guest) 23 September 2020, 08:58

Oh how educated!

Missing 1948 23 September 2020, 12:04

are you Israeli terror state member or donor?

Thumb lebanonforever 23 September 2020, 13:47

Duo, wow new word naharnet

you need to improve your journalism

Missing cedars 23 September 2020, 14:16

Form any stupid government already and vote for it in parliament or do not vote for's not duo it's threo because Aoun won't sign

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 September 2020, 15:25

Lebanon still run in religious inequality rule and expecting to advance forward looool