Berri Says Won’t Participate in New Govt. if Miqati Concedes to Aoun


Sources have ruled out the possibility of Prime Minsiter-designate Najib Miqati stepping down in case an agreement isn’t reached.

They told al-Akhbar newspaper, in remarks published Wednesday, that “the French and the Americans don’t want Miqati to step down,” and that “he can’t take this decision on his own.”

The sources added that Speaker Nabih Berri is also urging Miqati to proceed with the consultations.

“Berri warned Miqati against giving (President Michel) Aoun and (FPM chief Jebran) Bassil what they want, or else his party will not participate in the new government,” a position that al-Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh has also conveyed to Miqati, the sources said.

Comments 5
Default-user-icon Farouk (Guest) 08 September 2021, 14:13

Maybe Miqati can call on God to send down 14 angels to form the government as finding someone that everybody agrees on is proving to be impossible. Divine intervention seems to be the only solution. Let us all pray.

Default-user-icon Britrich (Guest) 08 September 2021, 15:24

Seems even divine intervention maker is scratching his head in disbelief

Default-user-icon chris (Guest) 08 September 2021, 15:30

Which Divinity should we pray to?

Thumb thepatriot 08 September 2021, 14:17

Another vulture wanting his share of the carcass...

Thumb 08 September 2021, 14:43

If Hizbala hadn’t murdered Rafik Hariri and so many other good politicians, Lebanon wouldn’t have gone bankrupt, and the FPM wouldn’t have existed, Aoun would be in his pajamas in southern France and the country would be competing with Dubai for foreign investments.