Harb: March 8 Forces are Attempting to Stage a Coup against the Institutions

Minister of Labor Butros Harb noted on Monday that the March 8 forces are seeking to stage a coup against the state institutions.

He told Voice of Lebanon radio that it aims to transfer the false witnesses file to the justice council, a matter that would take years for it to handle.

It wants to pressure the government to request the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to delay looking into the assassination until the justice council makes its decision over the false witnesses file, he added.

Furthermore, the minister stated that the March 8 forces are pressuring President Michel Suleiman, MP Walid Jumblat, and their ministers to adopt their views over the tribunal, adding that it is unacceptable that Suleiman be pressured to subject the false witnesses file to a vote.