Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday stressed that “no one in Lebanon can eliminate the other, no matter the elements of power and authority that they possess.”
“The exchanges of tirades, no matter how fierce and sectarian they get, will not manage to eliminate anyone from the political equation,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.Full Story
The U.S. Treasury placed two Hizbullah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians.Full Story
The Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc on Tuesday lashed out at the Progressive Socialist Party, saying the “sobbing” of some of its ministers and MPs “will not deceive anyone.”
“It will not prevent the State from having the upper hand in all of the crisis' junctures,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting, referring to the political crisis sparked by the deadly Qabrshmoun incident.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri's political adviser Ghattas Khoury on Tuesday held talks with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace.
Khoury left without making a statement but the National News Agency said he relayed to the president a “verbal message” from Hariri about “the latest developments.”Full Story
General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim on Tuesday held talks at his office with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, accompanied by his deputy Khawla Matar, the National News Agency reported.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Tuesday said his party is keen on “prioritizing” decisions that fall in the country’s interest, unlike others who seek “personal” gains.Full Story
Tourism Minister Avedis Kedanian met with President Michel Aoun on Tuesday and relayed the “security” concerns of tourists bound to visit Lebanon in the wake of the Mountain incident, noting that Aoun has appeased these fears.Full Story
Member of al-Mustaqbal Movement MP Mohamed al-Hajjar said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s efforts for appeasement against the backdrop of Qabrshmoun incident are ongoing, and that he has been holding talks with officials in order to schedule a Cabinet meeting “on the right time.”Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil said Monday that the repercussions of the deadly Qabrshmoun incident will not end before the Progressive Socialist Party hands over the “fugitives.”
Reminding of PSP chief Walid Jumblat's announcement that his party is not “above the law,” Bassil called on Jumblat to prove that the PSP is “under the law.”Full Story
Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan and State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib on Monday held talks in Baabda with President Michel Aoun.
The two left without making a statement but LBCI TV said Arslan expressed his “insistence more than ever” on referring the case of the deadly Qabrshmoun incident to the Judicial Council, stressing that “there will be no bargaining over the blood of the two victims.”Full Story