Charbel: New Lebanon cabinet must be formed quickly

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marwan charbelLebanon caretaker Minister of Interior Marwan Charbel called for formation of a new government as soon as possible , warning that the deadly unrest in the northern city of Tripoli is “very dangerous” and that the entire country is in danger.

“It is the right of the citizen to ask about the measures taken by the Lebanese state concerning the situation in Tripoli, and the state does not only mean the government, but also the administrative and security institutions,” Charbel said at a press conference he held after a security meeting at Tripoli’s serail.

“What prompted me to come to Tripoli is to reassure the citizens that I will carry on with all my duties until the last moment,” Charbel said

He warned that “some people from outside this city want to create problems in Lebanon.” he said

“What’s happening in Tripoli is very dangerous and it has regional connections and I hope it won’t drag international involvement,” Charbel added.

He called on Speaker Nabih Berri to “convene the parliament and urge the MPs to “sign a charter titled ‘Security in Lebanon, especially in Tripoli.’”

The caretaker minister condemned “the provocative religious rhetoric.”

“I hope religious leaders will help us, because what’s happening in Lebanon is unprecedented and did not happen during the days of civil war,” said Charbel, referring to security chaos.

“We must form a consensual government as soon as possible because Lebanon is in danger and Tripoli is bleeding,” Charbel added.

In an interview with Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) earlier on Saturday, Charbel however stressed that the security situation in Tripoli is under control, reassuring that there will be no security vacuum in the country.

Charbel’s remarks came a day after Mikati announced the resignation of his government on Friday in Beirut, after Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and refused to extend the term of the country’s police chief, who will retire on April 1.

Earlier on Saturday, President Michel Suleiman accepted Mikati’s resignation and requested him to continue in his role at the head of a caretaker government until a new one is formed.

Now Lebanon reported that 3 people were killed on Saturday in Tripoli

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6 responses to “Charbel: New Lebanon cabinet must be formed quickly”

  1. He called on Speaker Nabih Berri to “convene the parliament and urge the MPs to “sign a charter titled ‘Security in Lebanon, especially in Tripoli.’”
    can you believe what the interior minister of a country is saying? its about action not words you have the power just do it and wel see if anyone dares stand in your way??? the major problem has been the political coverage these groups have been getting….we have an army crush them and take control….

    1. AntiFSA002 Avatar
      AntiFSA002

      100% Dateam. very well put.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      They agreed to slow down for ‘Palm Sunday’ …. I guess. Or everyone shooting or hiding ran out of water.
      (no sarcasm … too true for many cowering citizens afraid to go out)
      ‘News’ reports are late, and minimal – not about citizen experiences usually.
      They report the ‘one-day’ kills … is no-one adding these up over time ?? At least for the week? How about since 2008 – the year one article talks about ‘unrest’ beginning in Tripoli.
      The Beirut friend says ‘Oh Tripoli … it’s a different country’. One needs to believe that one. 🙁

      I know one doctor ‘called in’ to work at hospital while ‘under fire’ last week – was stuck there for three days treating people – and not counting the shootings in the hospital, has bigger numbers of injuries from this stupidity than we’ve seen in ‘news’ … AND besides being pissed off at damaged equipment from the stupidity inside the hospital, has sore legs now … and got a day off (for church?), but was back in at 5PM …..
      I used to know a doctor who was ‘called to work’ in an operating room about 6 years ago during one of these ‘little-event things’ (note – before Syria idiocy) … and who after three days continuous had a heart attack. They shuffled him out of the operating room and revived him … eventually put in a pace-maker … then told him he couldn’t work any more. Drove him AND his family into depression, and he died about a year later anyway … mostly from a combo of loss of income and lack of medical care. !!!
      (not sarcasm)
      It is NOT just the protagonists in these ‘events’ who suffer ALL THE TIME !!!

      But from the ‘news’ and the assholes in government and the way it is all ‘handled’ – by the army or anyone else – one really wouldn’t know … unless it was for ‘little bits’ from bloggers.
      (we give away more ‘secrets’ to the Israelis here all the time … keep the names unknown)
      I have seen the ‘bits’ we all crank out at times … a history of idiocy – which no-one sets aside for a better attempt at a future … including many bloggers.

  2. He called on Speaker Nabih Berri to “convene the parliament and urge the MPs to “sign a charter titled ‘Security in Lebanon, especially in Tripoli.’”
    can you believe what the interior minister of a country is saying? its about action not words you have the power just do it and wel see if anyone dares stand in your way??? the major problem has been the political coverage these groups have been getting….we have an army crush them and take control….

    1. AntiFSA002 Avatar
      AntiFSA002

      100% Dateam. very well put.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      They agreed to slow down for ‘Palm Sunday’ …. I guess. Or everyone shooting or hiding ran out of water.
      (no sarcasm … too true for many cowering citizens afraid to go out)
      ‘News’ reports are late, and minimal – not about citizen experiences usually.
      They report the ‘one-day’ kills … is no-one adding these up over time ?? At least for the week? How about since 2008 – the year one article talks about ‘unrest’ beginning in Tripoli.
      The Beirut friend says ‘Oh Tripoli … it’s a different country’. One needs to believe that one. 🙁

      I know one doctor ‘called in’ to work at hospital while ‘under fire’ last week – was stuck there for three days treating people – and not counting the shootings in the hospital, has bigger numbers of injuries from this stupidity than we’ve seen in ‘news’ … AND besides being pissed off at damaged equipment from the stupidity inside the hospital, has sore legs now … and got a day off (for church?), but was back in at 5PM …..
      I used to know a doctor who was ‘called to work’ in an operating room about 6 years ago during one of these ‘little-event things’ (note – before Syria idiocy) … and who after three days continuous had a heart attack. They shuffled him out of the operating room and revived him … eventually put in a pace-maker … then told him he couldn’t work any more. Drove him AND his family into depression, and he died about a year later anyway … mostly from a combo of loss of income and lack of medical care. !!!
      (not sarcasm)
      It is NOT just the protagonists in these ‘events’ who suffer ALL THE TIME !!!

      But from the ‘news’ and the assholes in government and the way it is all ‘handled’ – by the army or anyone else – one really wouldn’t know … unless it was for ‘little bits’ from bloggers.
      (we give away more ‘secrets’ to the Israelis here all the time … keep the names unknown)
      I have seen the ‘bits’ we all crank out at times … a history of idiocy – which no-one sets aside for a better attempt at a future … including many bloggers.

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