Houri Says Hizbullah 'Confining' Govt. Formation


Al-Mustaqbal Movement former MP Ammar Houri on Thursday blamed Hizbullah party for the government formation delay, as he assured that head of the Movement, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s presence in Paris is only “temporary.”

“When Hizbullah sees that the regional situation suits it, only then will it let the government be formed,” Houri said in remarks he made to VDL (100.5) radio station.

“Hizbullah is holding the Sunni paper and confining the government formation for regional cognition,” he added, referring to the representation hurdle of Sunni MPs of March 8.

The MP said that regardless of the reasons, Hizbullah’s main goal is to delay the formation.

“If it was not for the Sunni obstacle, Hizbullah would have invented a new one just to hamper the formation,” he stated.

On Hariri’s presence in the French capital in light of reports claiming he is on a retreat, Houri said: “Hariri is not on a retreat in Paris. His presence there is only temporary.”

The government was on the verge of formation on October 29 after the Lebanese Forces accepted the portfolios that were assigned to it but a last-minute hurdle over the representation of the aforementioned MPs surfaced.

Hizbullah insisted that the six Sunni MPs should be given a seat in the government, refraining from providing Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri with the names of its own ministers in a bid to press him.

President Michel Aoun -- a Hizbullah ally and the FPM founder -- threw his support behind Hariri and rejected the demand during a TV interview, slamming the “use of delay as a political tactic” and insisting that the aforementioned MPs are “individuals and not a bloc.”

Comments 3
Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 9 months

It's same old same old. The last time they wasted nine month with lofty demands only to come around and accept what was first offered when they got the word from Iran.


Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 9 months

Aoun was happily helping them waste time then. It's sad that when he thought he's got what he wanted from Jumblat, Hariri and Geagea and was about to get his first government, Hezbollah sprung on him the fabricated independent Sunni block. The old man's time's running out and he knows it. He has the most to lose. In the meantime maybe he should look for a wall.


Thumb whyaskwhy 9 months

Its evident that Bashar has not approved the government formation in Lebanon and Clown and orange will not get Kizballahs support on government formation till the giraffe says its time.