MP Daher tells Syria: Worry about yourself and leave us alone


Responding to the Syrian accusations that the Lebanese are intervening in Syria’s internal affairs . Future Movement MP Khalid el Daher addressed the Syrian regime by saying: Worry about yourself and leave us alone.

Commenting about the difficulties PM Designate Nagib Mikati is facing in forming the cabinet he said :

The Hezbollah led March 8 alliance thought it will be very easy for them to form the cabinet , but they miscalculated . and did not recognize the dangers they will be facing both domestically and regionally

He added: “we all know that no one can ignore half of the country through its arms against the state , its institutions and its people . We reject their coup. They are trying to ignore 34 out of the 60 Christian MPs and they are trying to ignore 80 to 85 % of the Sunnis . The logic of using arms for political gain is rejected both domestically and regionally ”

He added whoever drove Hezbollah to mount the coup has fallen into its own trap. This was in reference to Syria and Iran.

In a country of four million , more than one million Lebanese of all faiths… Christians. Druze , Muslim Shiites and Sunnis demanded that Hezbollah be disarmed as they rallied on March 13, to mark the sixth anniversary the Cedar Revolution, the uprising which inspired the recent revolts in the Middle East, International news agencies reported

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

Mikati was appointed in January as the PM designate with the backing of the Hezbollah March 8 alliance and MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi following the collapse of Hariri’s unity government. March 14 leaders have repeatedly said that intimidation from Hezbollah’s weapons helped secure the parliamentary majority for Mikati’s nomination.

Jumblatt and his PSP parliament members reportedly switched allegiance to Hezbollah’s PM candidate, following threats by Hezbollah.

Jumblatt, Mikati and Safadi were all elected on March 14 electoral tickets during the 2009 parliamentary elections.