Report: Hizbullah, Allies Threaten to Quit Govt. if Bitar Not Recused
Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar must be replaced or else Hizbullah, the Amal Movement and the Marada Movement will “suspend their participation in the government,” Hizbullah and Amal sources have reportedly warned.
“Judge Bitar was appointed through a decree and he can also be recused through a decree, although the ideal solution is to resolve the matter in the Higher Judicial Council,” the sources told al-Jadeed TV on Wednesday.
The sources also alleged that Bitar is “inclined to accuse Hizbullah of the port bombing crime,” stressing that “the party cannot bear the consequences of a crime that it did not commit.”