Harb: We won’t be in a government where we have no say


Outgoing Labor Boutros Harb was quoted as saying ” We will not take part in a government where we have no influence over decisions.

This comes after a CNA report on Saturday that PM-designate Miqati made a “tempting” offer to March 14 to participate in the cabinet .

CNA said the offer was made Friday during a meeting between Mikati and Harb.

Al-Manar quoted government sources as saying that President Michel Suleiman urged Mikati to meet Harb in a final effort that could lead to the participation of all sides.

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 .

Nagib Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including 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.