Wahab attacks Lebanon president, asks him to resign


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Former minister Wiam Wahab a staunch ally of Syria on Wednesday attacked President Michel Suleiman and and called on him to resign for allegedly failing to govern the country.

Following talks with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun in Rabiyeh, Wahab said the president should resign “because after two years of rule we feel like we are in the last days of the presidency.”

“The consensus president in Lebanon is not successful,” Wahab said, stressing that he wasn’t attacking the seat of the presidency but the president himself.

Wahab said that he is not speaking for Aoun on this issue.

He also criticized the Taef accord for limiting the powers of the head of state. The president is supposed to monitor all authorities and constitutional institutions in Lebanon, Wahab said.

It is not clear whether Wabab was speaking for the Syrian regime or voicing his opinion only.