Harb: Aoun should not remain in a government he labels as a mafia


Lebanon Labor Minister Butros Harb criticized on Thursday Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun for his latest attacks against the government, saying that he should not wage campaigns against a Cabinet that includes FPM ministers.

“If Aoun was serious about his statements, and I hope he is, then he should hold his ministers accountable or withdraw them from Cabinet,” he said after meeting Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Serguei Boukine.

Harb added that all political sides should withdraw from power if they are not content with its decisions and policies.

“It’s not right for Aoun to remain in government as long as he curses it and labels the state as a mafia. Why has he remained silent for so long? Why is he speaking of reform today and he hasn’t done anything for reform?” he asked.