Hezbollah chief to appear on TV on Sunday, report


Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will deliver a televised speech via video link Sunday at 8:30 p.m. during which he will address the latest developments.

Earlier today MP Mohammed al-Hajjar a member of the Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc which is headed by MP Walid Jumblatt, told OTV : “The Hezbollah-led camp, which wants to impose a premier on the Lebanese, may decide to postpone the parliamentary consultations.”

According to observers if the report is true this can only mean that March 8 alliance is not sure that Jumblatt can deliver enough votes for their premiership candidate to win the nomination.

Lebanon’s Western-backed government collapsed Jan. 12 after Hezbollah and its allies resigned from the Cabinet in a dispute over a U.N. backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, father of current caretaker PM Saad Hariri.

The court, Special Tribunal for Lebanon ( STL) which is widely expected to accuse the Shiite Hezbollah militant group, filed a sealed draft indictment Monday, touching off a process many fear could ignite new bloodshed nearly six years after the massive truck bombing along Beirut’s waterfront that killed Hariri.