Loyalty to Resistance: Key Forces Must Cooperate to Represent Independent Sunnis

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Hizbullah’s Loyalty to Resistance bloc on Thursday called on the country’s “key forces” to “cooperate” to represent the so-called “independent Sunnis” in the new , government, warning that the marginalization of any component is not in the country’s interest.

“The formation of the government is very important in order to delineate the safe tracks that Lebanon must be put on so that it preserves its security and addresses its domestic problems,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

“A government bringing together most political components is the right and needed framework for confronting the challenges,” Loyalty to Resistance added, noting that “the elimination of any political component and the rejection of its participation in the government do not serve the national interest or the government’s proper functioning.”

Referring to the controversy over the issue of representing pro-Hizbullah Sunni MPs in the cabinet, the bloc said “representing the independent Sunnis is a responsibility that falls mainly on the PM-designate,” calling on the “key forces” to “cooperate to achieve this thing.”

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 5
Thumb s.o.s 10 days

Giving representation to a terrorist organization is a big mistake. It’ll cost Lebanon a lot on the long run.

Missing cimitero 9 days

someone should explain to them what the word "independent" means. how can the six call themselves independent when four of them belong to three other blocks. not even aoun and bassil could digest this.

Thumb whyaskwhy 9 days

Independent to the quisling means being under the tutelage of Syria. This keeps him in power and feeds his families greed. They are seeing money and power that they could have never dreamed of before. Power is corrupting them as we speak to a point of no return.

Missing thatisit 9 days

didnt aoun and bassil create a block for talal arslan so he can be a minister when he was a defacto MP for reasons we all know.
These sunni mps were only elected by a framed up voting law and thanks to Hariri for his political shrewdness to allow it to happen ..
Now he is reaping what he sowed and welcome to the banana iranian republic of lebanon

Thumb whyaskwhy 9 days

Correct Thatisit, the Intention as ever is to divide and conquer your enemy. Clown and Kizballah have tried to create a division with each and every sect knowing that money buys power an influence in Lebanon. This has overall failed as the same principle has applied itself and the person being bought has usurped his buyers....a very Lebanese thing lol there is no honor between thieves.