'Over my dead body': Aoun reportedly intervenes to block army chief term extension
Ex-president Michel Aoun “personally intervened” overnight to block a possible extension of Army chief Joseph Aoun’s term in Thursday’s Cabinet session, MTV quoted sources as saying.
“Over my dead body,” the former president reportedly told close associates.
“He made phone calls with the relevant parties, especially with Hezbollah,” the sources added.
Governmental sources meanwhile told MTV that “Hezbollah is still taking its time regarding the extension of Army chief General Joseph Aoun’s term, not due to the presence of reservations over General Aoun as a person, but in order not to completely destroy the relation with the Free Patriotic Movement.”