March 14 MP Ahmad Fatfat said during an interview with Voice of Lebanon on Tuesday that Lebanon is in danger and not the Hariri Tribunal.
“Lebanon is what is in danger and not the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL),” he said and added: “Hezbollah’s weapons are being “imposed on the Lebanese people .”
Fatfat said that Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati “is being subjected to the demands of the March 8 parties who want to form a one color cabinet .”
“We are now facing a new reality…It has now been shown who is the party that wants to rule on its own,” he said, in a reference to The Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance.
“The ball is now in President Michel Suleiman court , ” he said
Suleiman reportedly would not sign off on a one color cabinet
Fatfat’s ’s comments come after former Lebanese president and current Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel criticized the Hezbollah led March 8 alliance during a press conference on Monday accusing them of changing their own rules.
Gemayel was delegated by March 14 alliance the role of negotiating with Mikati its conditions for participation in the cabinet.’
“We do not understand … consensus was not accepted, and they did not accept that the democratic game be governed according to the exact course that they specified during the terms of the past two governments.
The Iranian- and Syria-backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad 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 .
Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.