Bassil snaps back at Berri, says his conditions for dialogue reasonable
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has hit back at Speaker Nabih Berri after the latter tacitly accused him of torpedoing his call for dialogue.
“I didn’t understand how keenness on dialogue to elect a president can be considered rejection of dialogue. Any matter has its conditions and circumstances in order for it to succeed,” Bassil said in a post on the X platform.
“If we say that we should agree in dialogue on the president’s program so that we elect a president based on it, would we be rejecting dialogue or keen on securing the success of the presidential tenure?” Bassil added.
“If we say that the heads of the parties should be present at dialogue so that there can be decisions and not words would we be rejecting dialogue? We have said and we reiterate that we support a serious dialogue that would succeed. Those who don’t want dialogue are the ones refusing to secure its success conditions,” the FPM chief went on to say.
Berri has reportedly sent Bassil an official message on dialogue through the MPs Alain Aoun and Elias Bou Saab.