Report: Govt Complexities 'Grow' after Leaked Aoun Video about Hariri


A leaked video of President Michel Aoun accusing PM-designate Saad Hariri of “lying” about a government format, might be “intentional” to push Hariri to step down from his task, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Sources related to the government formation file, told the daily on condition of anonymity that the leaked video would further delay the formation of the government growing more complexities.

They asked whether “these leaks were intentional to push the Prime Minister-designate to withdraw from his mission.”

On endeavors reportedly led by Hizbullah between Aoun and Hariri to bridge the gap in views and expedite the formation, the sources said “if true, it surely faces greater difficulties and obstacles,” after the video.

Aoun was caught on camera saying the PM-designate has “lied” about being given a cabinet line-up “paper” by the president.

Hariri replied by tweeting a bible verse about “cheating.”

Hariri was designated in October to form a much-needed government as the country grapples with an unprecedented economic crisis pushing the Lebanese into poverty.

On Sunday, MP Jebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement and son-in-law of Aoun, lashed out at Hariri arguing that there is no trust in him to reform the country.

Comments 4
Missing kazan 12 January 2021, 09:43

it's hard to be optimist about Lebanon's future, it's so clear that all the politicians don't trust each other . I believe it is impossible in this case to form a team that works with honesty for the same goals. it's all waste of time.

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 12 January 2021, 11:20


Thumb marcus 12 January 2021, 12:40

ضبطت الشرطة الكندية بالتعاون مع وكالة خدمات الحدود الكندية وقسم من المخابرات، شبكة تهريب مخدرات "على مستوى عالٍ"، بعد ملاحقة ومراقبة استمرت 10 أشهر. وفي 22 كانون الأول، تمكنت الأجهزة الآنف ذكرها من مداهمة 3 بيوت يسكن فيها أفراد شبكة التهريب، وتمكنت من توقيف 7 أشخاص، بينهم 4 لبنانين وهم: جوزيف عون وزوجته نهاد وابنهما ايلي، وضبطت في حوزتهم أسلحة مسروقة من الولايات المتحدة الأميركية ومخدرات (كوكايين) ومجلة (Prohibited device magazine) يمنع تواجدها سوى مع الشرطة وتستعمل كدليل للنزاعات المسلحة أو في حالة الحروب. كذلك، أوقفت الأجهزة جايسون حداد وضبطت في حوزته أسلحة وكوكايين ومادة الأفيون ونوعاً من الحبوب المخدرة. بالاضافة الى 3 أشخاص كنديين وهم: Sayasith Phothitay، Johny Phothitay, Vanessa Crescenzi، كما ضبطت في حوزتهم أيضاً أسلحة ومخدرات.

Default-user-icon Elaine Canada (Guest) 12 January 2021, 15:45

Yes, and they’re the official FPM/tayyar reps in Ontario. Moreover, they’re related to the infamous magistrate lady in Lebanon.