Berri ‘Adheres’ to French Initiative ‘Based on Content’


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri stressed “adherence” on Saturday to the French initiative towards Lebanon, shortly after the resignation of PM-designate Mustafa Adib amid a Cabinet impasse.

Berri, head of the Shiite Amal Movement, said that no one like them adheres to the French initiative, accusing others of “foiling” it.

Adib was under pressure to form a fresh cabinet so it can undertake long-sought economic reforms.

But his efforts have been effectively blocked by the two main Shiite groups in Lebanon's usual power-sharing arrangement -- Amal and Hizbullah.

“I believe that all parliamentary blocs support reforms. The Parliament is most motivated to endorse what should be done, and we adhere to our position and to the French initiative based on its content,” said Berri in a statement released by his media office.

Comments 11
Missing samiam 26 September 2020, 14:24

Barry should just resign---he is less and less believable especially after this fiasco.

Thumb s.o.s 26 September 2020, 16:08

A bullet in his head is what Lebanon needs.

Default-user-icon Adel Lutfallah (Guest) 26 September 2020, 16:35

Their classical double language policy

Missing rabiosa 26 September 2020, 17:38

Told you all nothing ever gets done in Lebanon without having a say in it. You name it, it has his blessings or not.

Thumb thepatriot 26 September 2020, 18:23

HE is the one who should step down!!!

Thumb thepatriot 26 September 2020, 18:31

The essence of the « French Initiative » is the formation of an independent cabinet of technocrats!
And this thug stresses on his « adherence » on this initiative???
It failed BECAUSE of your refusal!!!! WTF!!!???

Missing un520 26 September 2020, 20:28

Its like when Aoun insists on their aherence with UN resolution 1701.

Default-user-icon Dassa Cassi (Guest) 26 September 2020, 19:49

Berri MUSTgo!!!

Missing un520 26 September 2020, 20:26

Absolutely spot on!

Missing lebonknees4peace 27 September 2020, 00:06

Lebanon needs to get rid of people like him in government. His like the “godfather”. Why isn’t he sanctioned????

Missing phillipo 27 September 2020, 13:57

And yet you complain that Israel is the enemy of Lebanon. Some of you need some huge mirrors to look at yourselves and see what is going on, and Israel has nothing to do with it.