Aoun expressed 'major dismay' in meeting with Hezbollah


The latest meeting between ex-president Michel Aoun and a Hezbollah delegation was “cordial” but the former president voiced major dismay at Hezbollah during it, sources that took part in the meeting said.

Aoun demonstrated the six years that he spent as president and lamented that his tenure “was met with nothing but obstruction,” the sources told ad-Diyar newspaper in remarks published Friday.

“Hezbollah responded to Aoun’s admonishment by speaking about the nature of the Lebanese system and the imposed political equations, which obligate Hezbollah” to take certain stances in certain issues, the sources added.

The sources also said that the meeting did not tackle the presidential file and that Hezbollah did not ask Aoun to mediate with Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil.

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Thumb 04 February 2023, 16:31

Word of the day

Dismay (v.)

c. 1300, dismaien, "become or be alarmed, upset, or frightened; to confound, break down the courage of by danger or difficulty or fear of calamity, fill with despairing apprehension;" perhaps formed in Anglo-French or Middle English from dis-, here probably intensive (see dis-), + amaien, esmaien, from Old French esmaier "to trouble, disturb."

This is from Vulgar Latin *exmagare "divest of power or ability" (source of Italian smagare "to weaken, dismay, discourage"), from ex- (see ex-) + Proto-Germanic *magan "to be able" (source also of Old High German magen "to be powerful or able"), from PIE root *magh- "to be able, have power."

There also was an Old French *desmaier (attested only in past participle dismaye), from de-, intensive prefix, + Old French esmaier, which also might be the source of the Middle English word. Spanish desmayer "to be dispirited" is a loan word from Old French. Related: Dismayed; dismaying.

Thumb chrisrushlau 07 February 2023, 03:51

Hezbullah may think it's time for democracy.