Nasrallah Says Fulfilling Bassil’s Request on Govt. but Can’t be ‘Referee’

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday thanked Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil for the “confidence” that he placed in him in his latest remarks, but he noted that he cannot act as a “referee” in the cabinet formation process.

“We have started to fulfill the request of Minister Bassil,” said Nasrallah in televised address dedicated to the domestic developments, referring to Bassil’s request that he step in as a “friend” and “referee” to resolve the disagreements related to the new cabinet.

“We have proposed new ideas that can satisfy President (Michel) Aoun and PM-designate (Saad) Hariri,” Nasrallah added.

“All efforts in the country must come together to form a government and to pull the country out of this dilemma,” he went on to say, reassuring that Hizbullah will “exert utmost effort regarding the government’s formation.”

Noting that President Aoun should be a “partner” in the government’s formation, Nasrallah added that he agrees that no party should have a one-third-plus-one share.

Also commenting on Bassil’s latest remarks, Nasrallah said being a “referee” requires the “acceptance of both parties,” adding that this is not on the table at the moment and that he does not intend to get involved in such a matter.

Commenting on remarks by some parties, Nasrallah said he did not “think for a moment” that Bassil sought to drive a wedge between Hizbullah and the Amal Movement in his latest speech.

“It is normal to seek the help of a friend,” he said, referring to Bassil’s request.

“Minister Bassil did not say that he entrusts me with the rights of Christians,” he added.

Also referring to remarks by Bassil, Nasrallah said: “We never called for tripartite power-sharing and we never mentioned it. It was proposed to us but we rejected it.”

Separately, Nasrallah said that if the Lebanese state “fails to cover the fuel shortage,” Hizbullah will “resort to Iran.”

“We have accomplished all the administrative and logistic preparations for importing gasoline and fuel from Iran to Lebanon and this promise is still ongoing. The issue only requires a movement permission,” he added.

As for the issue of the subsidization of essential goods, Nasrallah said “all those who were in the previous governments must be part of a committee that should be formed to discuss the issue of ending subsidization.”

Timeline
  • 1 hour ago

    Nasrallah: We need domestic peace in order to resolve the country’s problems.

  • 1 hour ago

    Nasrallah: The blocking of roads may lead to fistfights and the use of weapons.

  • 1 hour ago

    Nasrallah: Those blocking the roads are harming their people.

  • 1 hour ago

    Nasrallah: Those blocking the roads are serving the enemy’s interests.

  • 1 hour ago

    Nasrallah: All those who were in the previous governments must be part of a committee that should be formed to discuss the issue of ending subsidization.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: If the state fails to cover the fuel shortage, we will resort to Iran, and we’ve finished all the administrative and logistic preparations.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We have accomplished all the administrative and logistic preparations for importing gasoline and fuel from Iran to Lebanon and this promise is still ongoing. The issue only requires a movement permission.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: The President should be a partner in the government’s formation.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We will exert utmost effort regarding the government’s formation.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We have proposed new ideas that can satisfy President Aoun and PM-designate Hariri.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: Being a referee requires the acceptance of both parties and this is not on the table and I don’t intend to get involved in this matter.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: I did not think for a moment that Minister Bassil wanted to drive a wedge between Hizbullah and the Amal Movement.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: It is normal to seek the help of a friend.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We have started to fulfill the request of Minister Bassil.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: Sectarianism and racism is blinding some parties.

  • 2 hours ago

    Nasrallah: An ally sought the help of his ally and a friend sought the help of his friend.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: Minister Bassil did not say that he entrusts me with the rights of Christians.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: I thank Minister Bassil for his confidence.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We never called for tripartite power-sharing and we never mentioned it. It was proposed to us but we rejected it.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: It is not correct to say that there will be a third of seats for Shiites and a third for Sunnis in the government.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: We never used the “three eights” term in our rhetoric.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: All efforts in the country must come together to form a government and to pull the country out of this dilemma.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: The accusation against us that we’re obstructing the formation of a new government in Lebanon is baseless and aimed at deception.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: Iran is refusing to discuss anything but the nuclear file in Vienna.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: The Saudi-Iranian talks have not tackled the Lebanese file.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: In the governmental file, some in Lebanon are still insisting on blaming Iran and Hizbullah for the failure to form a government.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: The U.S. is blatantly inciting the Lebanese against each other through the media outlets.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: The Lebanese Army is the guarantee for Lebanon’s unity.

  • 3 hours ago

    Nasrallah: When America tries to justify its logistic support for the Lebanese Army, it says that the assistance is aimed at confronting Hizbullah.

SourceNaharnet

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