Hezbollah has agreed to Aoun's term extension, says MP


Hezbollah has agreed to the extension of the term of Army chief General Joseph Aoun, MP Sajih Atiyeh said on Wednesday.

“But we are still waiting for the mechanism to carry out the extension amid consultations with Hezbollah’s MPs,” Atiyeh told al-Jadeed TV.

“The likely scenario is raising the retirement age should the extension take place through parliament, and therefore it will include the biggest number of officers, including (Internal Security Forces chief) Maj. Gen. Imad Othman,” Atiyeh added.

“So far, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati does not prefer that the extension take place through Cabinet, because this would need unanimity from all its components,” the MP went on to say.

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