Assad Meets Arslan Amid Effort to Resolve Standoff on State Ministry

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Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday held talks with Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan, who has resigned from Premier Najib Miqati’s cabinet to protest the ministry of state allotted to him.

Arslan, who was conditioning his particiatpin in the government on getting a portfolio, announced his resignation a few hours after the cabinet formation decree was issued last week.

His advisor, Salim Hamadeh, unveiled that a decision was in the making to solve Arslan’s decision to boycott the cabinet. “We don’t want to become an obstacle because we know the meaning of having a government at this difficult time.”

“We hope that it would carry out its responsibilities,” he added.

Arslan’s brother-in-law, Marwan Kheireddine, will most probably replace him as minister of state.

Comments 17
Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 22 June 2011, 13:25

who is this shmuck? why go to syria now? his supporters don t even number 100, wants a ministry???

Default-user-icon ye (Guest) 22 June 2011, 13:27

"effort to resolve", what "effort"? Assad tells Arslan what to do and Arslan does it, end of story.

Default-user-icon amirmansour (Guest) 22 June 2011, 13:33

What is the function of the so called filler post: Minister of State ?
What are the qualifications required for such position

Default-user-icon amirmansour (Guest) 22 June 2011, 13:36

How come President Assad have time to discuss a ministry of State issue with a Lebanese politicians during the severe crisis in Syria.
What advise is expected or the call on Syria is a habit

Thumb tabasco 22 June 2011, 14:26

Mikati should not accept less than an apology in a press conference !

and they still dare to say that this cabinet was a " Lebanese produce" ?

Default-user-icon G (Guest) 22 June 2011, 14:40

And they say Made in Lebanon! Wlak TFEH!!! They call him Amir and yet he goes to Assad like a little puppy with his tail between his legs.

Ya 3aybbb il shoom 3alaykon kilkon

Thumb joesikemrex 22 June 2011, 15:07

Syria does NOT interfere in Lebanese politics. Just ask the syrian foreign minister

Default-user-icon georges (Guest) 22 June 2011, 15:29

Neither USA joesikemrex interfere in lebanese politics. Just ask american foreign minister dumb ass

Missing joseph 22 June 2011, 15:35

Come on guys. Assad just wanted coffee.

Default-user-icon G (Guest) 22 June 2011, 16:43

LOL Yes Yes coffee! and the picture for this article was taken when he was saying...No. No sugar please. MURRA

Default-user-icon Lebanese (Guest) 22 June 2011, 17:02

His brother-in-law is in line to succeed him. Keep it in the family ya mir. What a joke Lebanon is. A bunch of tribal politics.

Default-user-icon weee (Guest) 22 June 2011, 17:26

Bashar to Talal "And you are?"

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 22 June 2011, 22:30

Look at them, don't they look like two desperate retarded bozos? people like them should not be allowed to reproduce, we got enough murdurers and slaves on this planet.

Thumb shab 22 June 2011, 23:39

May I have these furniture when Assad leaves Syria?

Default-user-icon Gebran Sons for Cedar Revolution II in 2013 (Guest) 22 June 2011, 23:46

How pathetic! These dummies can't liberate themselves from the Wissaya that has slowly destroyed Lebanon even when Assad days are numbered... There is no dignity or self respect left in Arslan or any politician pleading his case to Don Assad. Thanks God for Cedar Revolution II in 2013 to get rid of all this political garbage once for all and restore freedom and democracy to the land of the cedars.

Default-user-icon Someone (Guest) 23 June 2011, 00:01

@Gebran Sons...the only thing that's going to occur in 2013 is that you corrupt losers are going to have your butts kicked yet again and March 8 will yet again be the majority! So quit wasting your time and instead focus on finding VERY GOOD lawyers to defend you in court! ONE WAY TICKET to all corrupt losers!

Missing peace 23 June 2011, 00:20

still soooooooooooooo funny someone! you got it! go on! a real show your posts are!

thx for the laughs you give us!