Hezbollah chief hints that a cabinet could be formed soon, attacks US


BEIRUT, Lebanon-

Hezbollah leader Hassan Narallah as he. delivered a speech at the opening of a conference titled “Palestine is Victorious.”

Several media reports predicted yesterday that a cabinet will be formed within 24 hours and today Hezbollah leader Hassan Narallah confirmed that the coming days will be decision days for cabinet formation as contacts and meetings will be intensified to eliminate remaining obstacles following Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s return to Beirut

“These days are supposed to be decisive with regard to the government formation. The meetings that will be held today, tomorrow and after tomorrow may draw clearly the path of the government,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech, without giving details on those meetings.

Nasrallah’s speech was delivered at the opening of a conference titled “Palestine is Victorious.”

Hariri returned to Beirut Sunday after a visit to Abu Dhabi that also included a visit to Istanbul, where he held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on bilateral relations between the two countries and developments in Lebanon and the region and a visit to Egypt . The purpose of the trip was to seek investors in Lebanon to help rescue the country from its current financial crisis.

Nasrallah’s comments came as Hezbollah was reportedly still mediating with MP Gebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, to convince him to support Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri’s initiative aimed at breaking the Cabinet formation deadlock, now in its 11th month with no solution in sight

Bassil criticized Berri’s Cabinet proposal which calls for the formation of a 24-member Cabinet of nonpartisan specialists with no veto power to any side and divides the 24 ministers into three groups: Eight ministers for President Michel Aoun, eight ministers for Hariri and his allies, and eight ministers for Berri’s Amal Movement, Hezbollah and their allies.

Hariri is also expected to chair a meeting of the Future Movement’s parliamentary bloc to inform them of his decision on whether to push on with his efforts to form a proposed Cabinet of nonpartisan specialists with no blocking one-third plus one [veto power] to any party to enact reforms or step down.

Aoun and Hariri, who are constitutionally mainly responsible for the Cabinet formation, have not been on speaking terms since their last meeting at Baabda Palace on March 22 that failed to resolve their differences over the size and makeup of the government. The two leaders have refused to budge on their conflicting positions and they remain at odds over the distribution of key ministerial seats, namely the Justice and Interior ministries, and the naming of Christian ministers. 

Asked on whether Hariri was heading to step down in the face of what Future Movement MPs have said the continued obstruction by Aoun and his son-in-law, Bassil, of his attempts to set up a proposed Cabinet of nonpartisan experts in line with the French initiative designed to rescue Lebanon from its worst economic and financial crunch since the 1975-90 Civil War,

Deputy head of the Future Movement Mustapha Alloush , a former Future Movement MP said in a statement in response to a question whether Hariri was planning to step down if president Aoun and and his son-in-law will continue to obstruct the cabinet formation : “I have no sufficient information to know whether Hariri will step down or form a government. The only obstacle to the government formation is the president’s team.”

Alloush added that the United States and France were trying to prevent Lebanon’s downfall as a result of multiple crises, including an unprecedented economic meltdown that is hitting the Lebanese hard and threatening them with poverty and hunger.

Allloush was referring to last month’s meeting between the foreign ministers of the United States, France and Saudi Arabia who jointly pushed on the sidelines of talks of the Group of 20 for Lebanon’s squabbling leaders to come together to address the country’s mounting crises.

Hariri, who was designated on Oct. 22 to form a new government after caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s Cabinet resigned last August in the wake of the deadly Beirut Port explosion, has said that stepping down was a “serious option.”

Hariri has put on hold for now his decision to step down in order to give a last chance to Berri’s initiative. Despite being rejected by Aoun and Bassil, Berri has vowed to press on with his initiative.

Qatar trying to help

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Qatar FM

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will arrive in Lebanon on Tuesday on a one-day.

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera TV said the visit is “part of Qatar’s efforts to help resolve the political crisis in Lebanon.”

The Qatari FM minister will hold separate meetings with President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Army Commander General Joseph Aoun, the Qatari embassy said in a statement.

During a February meeting with Hariri in Doha , Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani urged Lebanon’s political parties to put the national interest first and speed up the formation of a new government. 

Other issues

Addressing the issue of the port blast probe, Nasrallah voiced concerns and regretted that those summoned Friday by Judge Tarek al-Bitar “knew that they were being summoned from the media.”

“Justice is still distant and the truth is still concealed,” Nasrallah lamented, reminding that he had called on Bitar’s predecessor, Judge Fadi Sawwan, to publish the technical findings of the investigation and to say whether Hezbollah had any weapons at the port at the time of the blast.

“We reject any political exploitation of the Beirut port blast investigation,” Nasrallah went on to say.

On Friday, National News Agency said Bitar had summoned outgoing premier Hassan Diab and taken steps towards indicting several former ministers and incumbent and ex-security officials over the explosion. Three of the former ministers that Bitar will question are members of parties that are allied with Hezbollah . The judge also intends to question General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, who is also considered to be close to Hezbollah.

Attacks US

With tensions rising between the US and pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq, Nasrallah stressed on Monday that Hezbollah is “facing the American hegemony” in Iraq and Syria.

 He added that the conflicts with Israel and the US cannot be separated as Israel’s existence is contingent on American support, saying “Every massacre committed by the enemy is an American massacre, and every aggression of this enemy is American aggression.”

Nasrallah also blamed the US for the worsening economic crisis in Lebanon saying American policy is the “main reason” for the crisis, as “the Americans want to besiege, punish and prevent any aid that comes to Lebanon.” 

While Nasrallah admitted that incorrect government policies and corruption were also “among the causes” of the economic crisis, he stressed that the US is the “main cause.”


Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held a “decisive” meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday, Akhbar al-Yawm news agency said

Hariri and Berri agreed that the PM-designate would submit a 24-minister cabinet line- to President Michel Aoun on Friday, the agency added.



27 responses to “Hezbollah chief hints that a cabinet could be formed soon, attacks US”

  1. WhoCares? / ICare! Avatar
    WhoCares? / ICare!

    Hezblahhhhhh wants to attack the US? Jeez, we just left a 20 year war.

  2. PaoloRM Avatar

    For a few bucks, a child to play with and some meth for his kid, Biden will tell the military to fly the F A G flag and surrender.

  3. Jonathan Galt Avatar
    Jonathan Galt

    They already have at least one of their members in our Congress.

    1. wiselatina Avatar

      Not to mention the military, the FBI, CIA, the Justice Department, IRS…

      1. Jonathan Galt Avatar
        Jonathan Galt

        They haven’t completely turned the military yet. But, they are working on it.

  4. azchick Avatar

    We already have the squad. They do it everyday on our dime.

  5. Hezbollah are allies of the Democrats, so of course they know nothing would happen to them should they attack America.

  6. Hezbollah are allies of the Democrats, so of course they know nothing would happen to them should they attack America.

  7. JBrickley Avatar

    Seems to me another mysterious blast may be in order…

    1. wiselatina Avatar

      We’re due for another catastrophe, so the authoritarians can gat a better grip on control.

      1. JBrickley Avatar

        You’ve not been paying attention. There’s been over a dozen blasts since Obama. The Israeli’s are taking out Iranian clandestine targets and what you read in the news it’s some sort of accident.

  8. wiselatina Avatar

    I’m surprised that we haven’t been attacked already.
    When you install a demented unaccomplished mental midget into the the presidency, you’re inviting attack.

  9. Bob Jones Avatar
    Bob Jones

    This is what happens when we have a Puss in the White House.

    1. PatrioticLoneWolf Avatar

      you mean the sell out of America democrap party….

      1. Bob Jones Avatar
        Bob Jones


  10. Gezz, you all have been living off the tits of Americans for years . Do something that can sustain you beside war. If your religion is so important to you , sacrifice your self to your god and let the rest of us live in peace.

  11. Revenant Avatar

    Laughing my mfao. If I’ve never heard of this azzole then I’m not worried.

  12. Robert Cobb Avatar
    Robert Cobb

    Should have hit during Pride-Without-Accomplishment Month. The DoD was busy putting on freak shows and pride hikes.

  13. Tom Johnson Avatar
    Tom Johnson

    Bring it, @$$ holes… If you think Israel can kick your @$$ in GAZA, bring it here…. You are toast…

    1. Not with JoeBama as president and Milley in charge of our military. This administration does not care about the US Citizens.
      They are too busy trying b to please the CCP and pushing Marxism.

  14. Hong Kong Flooey Avatar
    Hong Kong Flooey

    Please, send out the prancing transgender military, with Milley leading the way. That should frighten the bejeezus out of any invading army. Give Beetlejuice a command somewhere. Maybe the FBI could find a Lego model of the Capitol within the Hezbollah camp. That should send them all a-twitter No manly investigations from the FBI agents since……since, Special Agent James Perkins in the 1930s

    1. Stolen elections have consequences.

  15. They probably have a small army here along with all our other enemies thanks to biddens open borders!

  16. H Ched Avatar

    Anyone who knows anything about Lebanon knows this… There were 3-4 million Lebanese with enough food, water and electricity. Then from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict came 3 million Palestinian refugees. Then from the Syrian civil war came 2 million Syrian refugees. So now the population is 2-3 times greater than before. It’s the size of Maryland. Now there is not enough food, water and electricity. And the economy is a disaster. Hezb is fine with money from Iran. The rest are starving. Even the ‘middle’ class can have a decent meal only 2 times a month. The world and the UN won’t let the Lebanese remove all the refugees. They send some $$ and rice and flour. What good are they? This is the new socialist world order. US and EU are broke and can’t help anyone. The Arab countries’ populations are mostly on government welfare. China can help but they will extort after that. Russia wants Syria’s Assad to subjugate the Lebanese. All in all it’s become a rotten corrupt world to live in for all peoples. Some just haven’t realized it yet and still think their governments are interested in saving them. Hope is an illusion, people.

  17. Claire York Avatar
    Claire York

    Don’t fret Hezbollies, Biden will be sending you a check soon. You know he came thru w Millions for Hamas to bomb our ally. He’ll do the same for all our enemies.
    He would just like a warning so he has time to hide under his bed.

  18. will ford Avatar
    will ford

    You can find bidet jo & his “HO” at the ice-cream shop. Be NIKE, DICKHEADS. LOL FOOLS!

  19. david5300 Avatar

    Sounds like he wants to play peek- a -boo with a drone?
    Oh wait that was under Trump, with biden* he can walk naked in the street.

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