Report: Qatar tells Iran, Bassil it wants army chief as president


Qatar has “strongly” waded into the Lebanese presidential file in terms of negotiating with Iran, sources involved in the file said.

“It had told Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil during his recent presence in Doha that it supports the election as president of Army chief General Joseph Aoun,” the sources told ad-Diyar newspaper in remarks published Wednesday.

Qatar argued that Aoun “enjoys the support of most political parties in Lebanon, does not represent a provocation to anyone, and is accepted regionally and internationally,” the sources added.

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Missing HellAndWaite 07 December 2022, 22:55

Better than the Qatari, the Saudi, Syrians, Iranians, French, Turks, Americans or any other foreign power, the only opinion that should matter should be what Lebanese living in Lebanon want .. and that is best expressed by an honest election which chooses from whoever candidates want to vie for the chair.