No plan for Hezbollah to quit cabinet, says minister


Youth and Sports Minister Ali Abdullah a key member of Hezbollah , said Monday that Opposition and Shiite Cabinet ministers will not quit following a possible indictment of Hezbollah members in the 2005 assassination of lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri.

“The issue of withdrawal of Opposition ministers has not been raised and there is no such thing,” Abdullah said in an interview with Akhbar al-Yom news agency when asked whether pro-Hezbollah ministers would quit Cabinet in the event Hezbollah members were implicated in the Hariri killing.

He stressed that Opposition ministers were committed to the government of national unity.

“The March 8 ministers are sticking to the national-unity cabinet and are keen on preserving it,” Abdullah said.

He also praised Prime Minister Saad Hariri for making effort to maintain a calm atmosphere in Lebanon amid strain over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

On the ongoing electricity crisis, Abdullah said: “We should reach a settlement to the problem of power rationing.”

However, he pointed out that such solutions take time and effort.



8 responses to “No plan for Hezbollah to quit cabinet, says minister”

  1. George Haddad N.J Avatar
    George Haddad N.J

    Not yet at least. But when the indictments get handed over in Sept. to arrest several members and possibly accusing Iran as we’re hearing more news about it. That could definitely bring down the gov’t for sure.

  2. Prophet Avatar

    Waving to me friend GEORGE across the Hudson River. I’M NOT TALKING MUCH POLITCS TODAT ,

  3. George Haddad N.J Avatar
    George Haddad N.J

    Hello Allah? I mean prophet Lol.

  4. Prophet Avatar

    LOL George,Hello.

  5. Prophet Avatar

    George, Speaking of Allah, you just reminded me of a story that took place in my town years ago.

    There was this older man who was very arrogant, very temperamental, and very self righteous in his own thinking. People in town nicknamed him (Allah al Thani) Second God. It was very common back then when someone visiting someone’s house to say: Y Allah, as you enter the door to let people know you’re coming in(Just like in Bab al hara). One day, a young man who happened to be a friend of the man’s son was visiting . He yelled: Y Allah (as he walked in the front courtyard of the house). His friend, the man’ son responds right away by saying: Alla Mish Hownee, please come .

    with that i say good night ,lol

  6. Prophet Avatar

    His stubbornness killed him at the end. When Israel invaded the south in 78, He ,against the advice and cries of his family, decided to go up the roof of his house to observe what was going on outside. As the Israelis were approaching his neighborhood, they spotted him standing on the roof of the house staring at them, they shot him dead. God bless his soul

    1. george haddad N.J. Avatar
      george haddad N.J.

      I guess the iraelis killed allah twice. Once on the cross and second time from the rooftop. At least the first Allah is still among us. You may not believe in him but i do. take care and good night to you my friend!

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