Report: Aoun Vetoes Appointment of Three Members of Military Council

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Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun has reportedly rejected the appointment of three members of the Military Council, an article that was set to be discussed during a cabinet session on Friday, reported As Safir newspaper on Saturday.

It said that his veto of the appointment of the members is part if his opposition to the extension of Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji's term.

As Safir said that Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil had informed President Michel Suleiman of the lawmaker's position during Friday's session, prompting the article to be withdrawn from discussion.

He told the president that priority should be placed to appointing a replacement to Qahwaji, “whose term was initially illegally extended.”

Aoun had relayed this stance to Suleiman in the past, reportedly suggesting that Qahwaji's replacement be appointed before the president's term ends on May 25, said As Safir.

He had also proposed the appointment of General Shamel Roukoz, the head of the Army Commando Unit and his son-in-law, to the position, added the daily.

Cabinet was expected to appoint Brigadier Generals Abdul Karim Younes, Ghassan Salem, and Salim al-Haddad to the Military Council.

The current council is comprised of Qahwaji, Chief of Staff Walid Salman, and General Secretary of the Higher Defense Council Major General Mohammed Kheir.

The vacancies in the Military Council have existed for over a year following the retirement of Michel Mnayyar, Nicolas Mezher, and Abdul Rahman al-Shehaitli.



Comments 11
Thumb geha 17 May 2014, 09:03

creating more vacuum at key posts of the state to benefit his masters the Iranian terrorist extremist militia.

Thumb FlameCatcher 17 May 2014, 09:24

Aoun = Hoover ! Vacuum although everything remains dirty after him !

Missing karim_ 17 May 2014, 09:35

God bless General Aoun for his staunch patriotism, defense of Lebanon's democracy, and opposition to February 14-sponsored Wahabism.

Thumb amatoury114 17 May 2014, 15:47

f off karim.....or maybe you are his son in law and waiting to be appointed too...what a douche bag you are

Thumb thepatriot 17 May 2014, 10:30

He is like the other feudal warlords that he criticizes... "He had proposed the appointment of General Shamel Roukoz,(...) his son-in-law, to the position"

Missing forces 17 May 2014, 11:40

Jumblot is grooming his son for politics and aoun is grooming his sons (in law) for politics. el'3um 3amel wasta, wallow..

Missing peace 17 May 2014, 13:55

"He had also proposed the appointment of General Shamel Roukoz, the head of the Army Commando Unit and his son-in-law, to the position, added the daily."

LOL and some idiots swear aoun is not placing his family like all feudal lords! LOL

Thumb general_puppet 17 May 2014, 19:38

You are filth

Thumb -phoenix1 17 May 2014, 20:19

Aoun vetoes everyone till he will be the only one left to veto, Yalla...

Thumb thepatriot 17 May 2014, 20:57


Thumb thepatriot 17 May 2014, 20:57

Same here... we will see...