Lebanese president will not accept PM's resignation yet

Postado Novembro 09, 2017

"In line with the Constitution of the Lebanese Republic, the resignation of the prime minister in the event of its acceptance by the country's president automatically means the dissolution of the cabinet". It has thrust Lebanon into the front line of the regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran that has also buffeted Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.

Following a security meeting held with President Aoun at the Baabda Presidential Palace, Jreissati assured that no unusual security incident took place in the country in the last few days.

President Michel Aoun is set to begin Tuesday a flurry of consultations with former presidents, former premiers and heads of parliamentary blocs aimed at coping with the reverberations of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation, officials said Monday.

Aoun said security, economic, financial, and political stability is "a red line", Jreissati said.

"Even if he was forced to resign, the way in which it was executed does not reflect Hariri's way in dealing with things", Nasrallah added, questioning the text of Hariri's speech broadcast during his visit to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Saturday. "The positive tendencies that have successfully developed in Lebanon since the end of 2016, when as a result of M. Aoun's election as president and the formation of a coalition government led by Hariri the crisis of the executive branch was overcome, are at risk", Russian Foreign Ministry has stated.

Nasrallah concluded his remarks by saying Hezbollah will never be "pressured".