Jumblat: Iran Thwarted the Presidential Initiative


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat blamed Iran for thwarting the presidential initiative settlement that suggested the nomination of Marada chief MP Suleiman Franjieh for the top state post, As Safir daily reported on Friday.

“(Al-Mustaqbal Movement chief Saad) Hariri suggested the initiative with a Saudi approval and Iran rejected it and that was enough to freeze it,” Jumblat told the daily.

“Who knows, maybe when the U.S. starts lifting sanctions against Iran then it would sell the initiative back to the U.S.” he added.

“Although the initiative that suggested the nomination of Franjieh for the presidency reached a dead end but the nomination of Franjieh in principle did not fail," stated the MP.

The PSP leader added: “I urge all political parties, with the beginning of the new year, to focus on activating the cabinet's work and to look into the people's affairs.”

Lebanon is witnessing a state of presidential vacuum since May 2014 when the term of President Michel Suleiman ended.

An initiative by Hariri emerged lately suggesting the nomination of Franjieh for the post.

The settlement was faced with reservation of the Kataeb party, the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces.

Comments 4
Missing humble 25 December 2015, 11:04

Jumbo: have the courage to say that Iran is damaging Lebanon...

Missing alyanko10452 26 December 2015, 06:01

Typo: IS nterferring.

Missing alyanko10452 26 December 2015, 06:02

We know it already that Iran is not interfering big time. No news there.

Default-user-icon hassan (Guest) 26 December 2015, 06:41

no need to resort to foul language .. It shows your real colours dirty