Qassem Calls for 'Addressing Reasons' behind Govt. Meetings Suspension

Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Friday said that his party “backs the resumption of the Lebanese government’s meetings.”

He, however, added that the government should only meet after “addressing the reasons that led to the meetings’ suspension.”

A political dispute over the conduct of port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar has paralyzed the government since October 14, with Hizbullah and the Amal Movement pushing for his removal.

Turning to the judicial developments, Qassem said “the judicial scene in Lebanon is unhealthy.”

“It’s not related to an incident nor to a judge. It has to do with a full judicial system that is intertwining in an unusual way,” Hizbullah number two said.

“There must be a reevaluation and a solution, or else the judicial situation will remain unhealthy,” he warned.

Source: Naharnet

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