Aoun: Dangerous Things Happening, 'Cabinet of Top Leaders' a Good Idea
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun on Tuesday blamed the “procrastination” in the cabinet formation process on “foreign hegemony,” slamming officials over the “dangerous things” that are happening in the country.
“Officials do not know the reason behind the procrastination in the cabinet formation process and this is one of the ugliest things, as they only execute the orders without knowing the reason,” Aoun told reporters after the weekly meeting of the Change and Reform bloc in Rabiyeh.
“Dangerous things are taking place in the country amid the negligence of officials who should communicate with each other instead of voicing preconditions,” Aoun added.
“Some want the 8-8-8 formula and some want something else, this is childish and they are making fun of the people,” the FPM leader went on to say, noting that “a minimized cabinet of top leaders is a good idea.”
Turning to the Syrian refugee crisis, Aoun said: “They have been weeping over the issue of refugees and when someone voices a stance they attack him. That's why we clashed with them, because we're not part of the herd."
Commenting on Army chief General Jean Qahwaji's remarks that the Army Command will be strict in addressing ties between officers and political leaderships, Aoun called on politicians not to "interfere in the army."
"We know who's trying to interfere," Aoun added.
"No one can influence the political situation. When I'm in power, you can ask me for initiatives, but today I'm outside the majority that has allied against us in state institutions, although we are the majority together with the people," he said.