Charbel Says Miqati to Discuss with Security Officials Ways to Protect Opposition Officialsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel revealed that Prime Minister Najib Miqati will hold a meeting with top security officials on Wednesday to discuss information about assassination plots against personalities from the opposition coalition.
Charbel told al-Akhbar newspaper published on Tuesday that the officials will discuss “ways to guarantee protection” for some March 14 lawmakers and personalities after they urged security agencies for action.
The meeting will also tackle the security situation of the northern city of Tripoli, the minister said.
Charbel reiterated that he hasn't received from al-Mustaqbal MP Ammar Houri any list of names of 12 lawmakers from the bloc and three al-Mustaqbal movement officials, who have reportedly received death threats.
Houri had said that Charbel had handed the list to Miqati in November. But the premier’s press office later denied he had ever received the names of threatened officials.
The MP later condemned Miqati's denial, recounting the details of a meeting between a delegation from al-Mustaqbal movement and Charbel on November 16 during which it presented him with the list.