Saniora Meets Suleiman, Heads to Riyadh for Talks with Hariri

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Al-Mustaqbal bloc leader Fouad Saniora on Saturday met with President Michel Suleiman before traveling to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Saniora held talks with Suleiman at Baabda palace on Saturday morning. He then traveled to Riyadh at the head of a delegation from al-Mustaqbal movement.

Media reports have said that Saniora aims to hold talks with Hariri ahead of the April 5-6 binding consultations between Suleiman and the parliamentary blocs and independents on the name of the Prime Minister-designate.

The reports said that al-Mustaqbal along with the rest of the opposition March 14 factions are backing the formation of a neutral cabinet.

The alliance has ruled out the appointment of caretaker Premier Najib Miqati to lead such a government.

Hariri, who is also the al-Mustaqbal movement chief, headed a cabinet in 2009, until its collapse in 2011 after March 8 alliance ministers withdrew from his national unity government.

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat's 12-member National Struggle Front parliamentary bloc, along with the March 8 majority led by Hizbullah, brought Miqati to the premiership.

The National News Agency said that Saniora held a telephone conversation with Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday night to express his well wishes after he underwent a minor surgery and was discharged on Saturday.

Comments 6
Default-user-icon ace (Guest) 30 March 2013, 12:30

if this were the other way around , and they went to iran , we would never hear the end of it. i bet naharnet wont post his comment

Thumb mckinl 30 March 2013, 15:28

Is it true that M14 Party headquarters are in Riyadh ?

Thumb lebanon_first 30 March 2013, 16:24


Missing helicopter 30 March 2013, 17:39

Only after M8 made it unsafe for them to have it in Beirut (Arms of the resistance at work).

Thumb tfeh 30 March 2013, 22:41

They already did that in beirut! those sunnis wahabis & co. in the Battle of the Hotels. They killed the christian fighters and draged their bodies behind their Chevrolet station wagon!!! its not new, they are pro!!!

Missing formerlebaniz 31 March 2013, 08:14

What a bunch of hypocrites you guys are... Calling hariri a Wahhabist when he never entertained any religious law and supported civil marriage, while a full bearded demon is hiding in a hole somewhere in the country preaching wilayat al faqih and killing opposing politicians is your master.

You sicken me, the idea that at one time I was associated with you as people of my country makes my stomach churn.