Miqati-Aoun Bicker over International Resolutions, False Witnesses

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The differences between PM Najib Miqati and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun during the process of the cabinet formation might be reflected on the policy statement, al-Liwaa daily reported Thursday.

It said Miqati wants to include a statement that Lebanon remains committed to international resolutions, including 1701, in the ministerial statement but the FPM rejects a reference to any Security Council resolution.

Aoun accused Miqati during the government formation process that he was delaying the lineup but the two sides eventually reached an agreement on the MP’s demands.

Another dispute lately rose between the two sides over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The FPM wants to include in the ministerial statement a clause on false witnesses in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination case while Miqati totally rejects such a move, al-Liwaa said.

It quoted sources as saying that the issue of the tribunal is still a point of contention between the two sides.

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Thumb ado.australia 16 June 2011, 13:39

What is the importance of the policy statement? Is it not just that a statement on the general policy? Why would something contentious like false witnesses be important? If it were not included in the statement would they not be able to address it later in cabinet? I think many media outlets in lebanon just make things up and then see how many are true.

Default-user-icon Fuziyad (Guest) 16 June 2011, 14:20

It's amazing how Aoun behaves like the STL or resolution 1701 tragets him or the Christians he pretends to represent...Am amazed that his supporters don't see how they are being used by HA

Default-user-icon Beiruti (Guest) 16 June 2011, 14:59

And so it begins anew, this time with the policy statement. Aoun again is the stalking horse for Hezbollah. He makes their arguments for them while they remain in the shadows pulling the strings that work Aoun's hands and their hand works his jaw and speaks the words that they want to come from Aoun's mouth.
Hezbollah operates always like their mentors the Israelis. Always put someone else out front to take the hits while you remain safely in your rathole.

Thumb joesikemrex 16 June 2011, 15:00

Higher dosage of valium required for Mr. Aoun, this lunatic is under tremendous amount of pressure

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 16 June 2011, 17:36

At the end of the day , PM Mikati will have to accept GMA's proposal to include a clause on false witnesses in the ministerial statement , like he accepted all his conditions and right demands , to form the Cabinet .