Harb accuses Aoun of trying to blackmail Hariri


boutros harbTelecoms Minister Boutros Harb blasted Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun accusing him of trying to blackmail former PM and Future Movement leader Saad Hariri by making him believe that the only way he can be safe and protected from political assassinations in Lebanon is if he ( Aoun) is elected as the president.

“Such promises are dangerous and threatening, I was appalled to hear this come from a presidential candidate.” Harb said

“Aoun’s comments imply that he has information on who is killing March 14 officials, and that he would be able to stop the killing,” Harb said on Wednesday.

According to Harb, Aoun’s remarks imply that he had knowledge of perpetrators and maybe even an influence over the outcome.

He went on to ask the Public Prosecutor to “immediately… take note of Aoun’s statement, in order to get the intel he has on who killed Rafik Hariri, Gebran Tueni, Pierre Gemayel, and who attempted to kill Boutros Harb.”

In a television interview Tuesday, Aoun, Hezbollah’s main Christian ally, promised to assure Hariri’s safety and security if the former prime minister returned to Lebanon.

“I told him [Hariri] that I can guarantee his political security if he returns to Lebanon but noted that I cannot guarantee it if I’m not in Baabda,” Aoun said.

5 members of Hezbollah are accused of being behind the assassination of former PM Hariri, father of Future Movement Saad Hariri.

Saad Hariri left Lebanon in 2011 after reportedly receiving several threats on his life ,months after his government was brought down by Hezbollah



3 responses to “Harb accuses Aoun of trying to blackmail Hariri”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Aoun hasn’t said he’s a candidate, Harb. Why not just say you’re appalled that a Lebanese would punt those stupid lines to the last elected PM, who never got to even attempt to have a really functioning government because of Aoun and ‘the buddies’ sent by El Supremo and Assad.
    Hariri is hopefully smarter than Aoun gives him credit for, and knows he doesn’t need to be in Aoun’s back pocket – which is kicked by Nasty on a regular basis.
    At this point, why would he consider returning at all?

  2. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    Aoun is getting more desperate day by day. Now hes releasing classified information lol

  3. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    arrest Aoun and take him in for questioning. Or wait, neither the army or the police will do it due to the threat of them being the next headline in the news. Great.

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