Report: Miqati Informed Ambassadors his Rejection to Compromise on Any Political Issue

Premier-designate Najib Miqati met with more than 10 ambassadors in the past two days amid a report that he informed them about his rejection to compromise on any political issue.

Pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat quoted Western diplomatic sources as saying on Sunday that Miqati told the ambassadors that “he didn’t intend to compromise on any political file.”

He told them to wait for the proposal of the cabinet make-up, the sources said.

When asked about the indictment of the international tribunal in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination case, the sources said: “People by now know that the indictment will name members from Hizbullah.”

“We don’t think there will be any change when the indictment is made public,” they said.

“Some March 14 members would be satisfied with the truth and the accusations because they know that no one would be handed over to the court and the trial will be in absentia,” the sources added.