Minister of State Jean Oghassabian of the Armenian reconciliation bloc told MTV on Thursday following his meeting with Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati:
“Our political camp holds onto Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) . He added “The ministerial policy statement will highlight Miqati’s real intentions. “
Oghassabian, a key March 14 ally thinks the government has already been formed :
“My personal analysis says there is a prearranged cabinet formation that will surface soon.”
Earlier today , 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 .