Ex-PM Saad Hariri on Tuesday pledged to support PM-designate Najib Miqati in the mission of forming a new government, as he defended al-Mustaqbal bloc over the uproar related to the lifting of parliamentary immunities in the port blast case.
“Together with al-Mustaqbal bloc, I have tasked myself with securing the requirements of success for PM-designate Najib Miqati and we’ll back him in his steps,” said Hariri at a press conference that followed a meeting for his bloc.
“We want to know who brought the ammonium nitrate,” Hariri said.
“The port blast reminded us of February 14 (2005),” the ex-PM added, referring to the explosion that killed ex-PM Rafik Hariri – his father.
“Al-Mustaqbal bloc paid in blood on the path to truth and justice,” he said.
Commenting on the petition signed by several blocs, including Mustaqbal, for referring the issue of immunities to the Council for the Trial of Presidents and Ministers, Hariri said: “When we called for an international probe with the aim of dropping all immunities, they stood against us and accused us of treachery.”
He added that his bloc will submit a proposal for “suspending all constitutional articles that grant immunity to all presidents, ministers, MPs, officials, judges and even lawyers.”