“Hezbollah supports Michel Aoun’s presidential candidacy”, Minister of State for Parliament Affairs Muhammad Fneish, stressed Sunday in in Ras el-Ein Houseiniyya mosque during the funeral of a Hezbollah member who was killed in Syria.
“Thanks to Nabih Berri’s initiative, state institutions catering to people’s needs could be reactivated once more,” Fneish a key Hezbollah party official added in a possible reference to the upcoming all party dialogue talks that Berri is scheduled to launch on Wednesday .
Commenting on the Friday rally by the Free Patriotic Movement in down town Beirut he said :
“The recent demonstration underscored the extent of massive support Aoun enjoys thereby giving him all the right to pursue his claims and objectives”
Commenting on the uprising by the You Stink group and its supporters against corruption by the Lebanese politicians he said :
“Whoever accuses our party of corruption misses the mark and covers up for the real corrupters.”
According to observers the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group never wanted Aoun to be a president and what Fneish is claiming is strictly lip service .