Fatfat: March 8 will regret ousting Hariri


March 14 MP Ahmad Fatfat said on Thursday that the March 8 coalition will regret nominating Prime Minister-designate Nagib Mikati because the coalition will not able to get from Mikati what it would have been able to get from outgoing PM Saad Hariri.

“The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is protected now more than it has ever been protected ,” Fatfat told Future News television.

If there were any agreements before this phase, they are now null and void , he added.

The Future Movement MPs asked Mikati to clarify his stance on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and the illegal weapons ( Weapons outside the control of the Lebanese army) , MP Fouad Siniora said on Thursday after the bloc met with Mikati for consultations on cabinet formation.

Mikati, backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies , was appointed Tuesday by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form ano defeatd head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.

Hezbollah brought down Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 .