March 14 MP calls for Nahas’s resignation


March 14 MP Riad Rahhal said on Monday that Communications Minister Charbel Nahas ought to resign because of his insult to Prime Minister Saad Hariri and ” for being a failure at his job”.

Rahhal said in a statement that if March 14 wanted to behave like March 8, they would demand the “resignation of the student of the school of hatred, lies and collaboration.”

Rahhal also called for an end to March 8 campaign of threats, intimidation and accusations of treachery.

“Your bankrupt discourse only serves Israel’s interest, and your statements make you indirect agents for the enemy.”

“There can be absolutely no comparison between your implicated, destructive masters, who are scared of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon , and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the honest patriot and great man,” Rahhal added.

During the last cabinet meeting Nahas accused the March 14 majority of succumbing to Washington and Israel, but Hariri replied: “These statements are not acceptable. Israel puts pressure on you and people like you, but not on us.”

“I won’t accept what you (Opposition) impose on me no matter the outcome,” Hariri added

Last Thursday, March 14 MP Okab Sakr lashed out at Nahas over over his comments to Hariri.

“Let Nahas ask his colleague, arrested Free Patriotic Movement official Fayez Karam, about Israeli collaboration. Let him also ask FPM leader MP Michel Aoun about a meeting he held with Karam during the 2006 July War,” Sakr said.

Karam who was still a key a FPM official at the time he was arrested , was charged with espionage and providing Israel with information on Hezbollah, Aoun’s closest ally.

Karam and Aoun went into exile in France following Aoun’s defeat by the Syrian army in 1990 and both returned to Lebanon in May 2005 , 11 days following the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Lebanon.

MTV reported last month that Karam confirmed before Investigating Judge Riad Abu Ghaida Aoun’s knowledge of his spying activity for Israel since 2006 at least.



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