Bassil on Soleimani's Remarks: We're Not Submissive to Anyone


Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil stressed Tuesday that the Strong Lebanon parliamentary bloc is “independent,” after a senior Iranian general counted it as part of Hizbullah's share in the new parliament.

“We are an independent bloc that reached parliament with its own strength. We are not submissive to anyone and no one is submissive to us,” Bassil said after the bloc's weekly meeting, in an apparent response to General Qassem Soleimani's recent remarks.

“The parliament only contains political weights and no one has won the majority,” Bassil added.

In remarks that have sparked controversy in Lebanon, Soleimani has praised Hizbullah and its allies for making significant gains in last month's parliamentary elections, claiming that “Hizbullah has won 74 out of parliament's 128 seats.”

Comments 7
Thumb justin 7 months

What Bassil is trying to say that he can say no to hezbollah:)))

Thumb s.o.s 7 months

Eh mbala, we believe you!

Thumb thepatriot 7 months

Ebola and allies won 40 seats... 74...??? WTF??

Thumb canadianleb 7 months

Interesting read if anyone cares...

Thumb thepatriot 7 months

canadian Leb... I started reading and stoped at "the Americans knew there were no moderate rebels in Syria"... no need to read further to understand that the article is partisan and BS...

Thumb lebnani4ever 7 months

I wander if he asks permission before he says no.

Missing rabiosa 7 months

Your MoU with Hezb makes you say YES. Full stop. End of Story.