Siniora accuses PM Mikati of tarnishing Tripoli’s image

Former Lebanese Prime minister and current Future movement parliamentary bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora slammed Prime minister Nagib Mikati over his statements about the situation in northern Lebanon and accused him of trying to tarnish the image of Tripoli in order to appease the Syrian regime.

He was Addressing Mikati’s claims that had the army not deployed in Tripoli an Islamic emirate would have been formed in the area.

“What emirate is he talking about?” Siniora wondered.

“Who halted the deployment of the army?” he asked in reference to Mikati ‘s objection to deployment of the Lebanese army .

The Future Movement and others had been demanding for months that the army deploy in Tripoli, the former PM stressed.

Siniora wondered whether Mikati’s statements are aimed at appeasing the Syrian regime which has been claiming that Tripoli is a hub of extremists.

Addressing Mikati, who hails from Tripoli he asked: “Are you attempting to tarnish the city’s image for some political gains?”

New government

Addressing Mikati’s statements on the 2013 elections that his cabinet will only resign after Lebanese parties agree on an electoral law for the upcoming parliamentary elections he said:

“Mikati’s proposal is nothing new.” “It is not a step forward , does not resolve the current deadlock, nor will it help solve the Lebanese crisis … in fact it further complicates the situation.”

Arrest warrants

Commenting on the Syrian regime’s arrest warrants against former Premier Saad Hariri, Mustaqbal MP Oqab Saqr, and Syrian opposition member Louay al-Meqdad, Saniora said: “The warrants have no legal or political basis.”

“The tactics of the Syrian regime will not yield any results,” he added.

  • Btru2u

    I envisage the Shia to start distancing themselves from the alawites now. Once Assads regime falls and a new just leader is appointed, the best way forward is through mercy and forgiveness without the interference of the western do gooders, who only cause division and hatred.

    • Patience2

       Actually, the Alawites distanced themselves from the shia a long time ago.

  • Btru2u

    I envisage the Shia to start distancing themselves from the alawites now. Once Assads regime falls and a new just leader is appointed, the best way forward s mercy and forgiveness.

    • Patience2

       Actually, the Alawites distanced themselves from the shia a long time ago.

  • yazidi

    the fall of ass ad is good for middle east and soon we will see trains from beirut to paris !!!! would it be nice but first we have to get rid off that rat hiding under ground……

    • patriotss

      wake up, r u in a dream 

  • yazidi

    the fall of ass ad is good for middle east and soon we will see trains from beirut to paris !!!! would it be nice but first we have to get rid off that rat hiding under ground……

    • patriotss

      wake up, r u in a dream 

  • patriotss

    like i always say ………
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    • Patience2

       Better watch out, you’re beginning to sound like one of those Émile Lahoud fruit-flies.  Bzzz … Bzzz … Bzzz.

      • patriotss

        his another…..

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  • patriotss

    like i always say (go and f…k ur self sin-hora

    • Patience2

       Better watch out, you’re beginning to sound like one of those Émile Lahoud fruit-flies.  Bzzz … Bzzz … Bzzz.

      • patriotss

        his another kalb