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Sawt Beirut International – News Bulletin – April 1st, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • The revolution has taken Hariri and Diab down, and urged Adib to apologize, so in which episode of the government formation theater are we?
  • Lebanon is the most expensive in the region in terms of food prices, and the majority of the Lebanese are poor.
  • Between power and generator owners,  Lebanon will enter “more darkness.”

This is what Secretary-General of Hezbollah Party, Hassan Nasrallah, said in his speech yesterday, a speech that falls within the framework of calming the political atmosphere and creating “a glimpse of hope”, or was it a speech given to express a real Iranian change in dealing with the governmental reality? Nasrallah called for putting all matters aside and making a serious attempt to end the crisis that the country is currently experiencing, indicating that there are serious and collective efforts from more than one side to cooperate in order to overcome the remaining obstacles.

That motivational speech of Nasrallah. Some media sources say that an agreement is about to be reached so far, regarding terms of the initiative that President Nabih is proposing to the various parties. Will the current efforts end the government crisis that has erupted for about seven months reach its positive end? Is Iran really willing to sell the government formation paper? The regional atmosphere does not seem to indicate this, but there is one thing that has arisen in recent days that may be turning the government deal upside down. Information confirm that France is really serious regarding the matter of imposing European sanctions on the Lebanese leaders whom it considers responsible for blocking the formation of the government. Such a decision prompted a number of Lebanese officials to perceive the imminent danger, and launched contacts “behind the backs” with the aim of easing tensions between Aoun and Hariri. Many political parties interfered to find intermediate solutions to the existing problems. Will the threat of European sanctions be the required solution to the governmental crisis?

On another side, life issues are deteriorating day by day, darkness is rising, robberies are spreading and poverty is exacerbating, factors that push the country to the unknown destiny. Are officials aware of the size of the risks, a concern that will urge him to form a government? Or that Iran’s mood remains above anything else?

  • Sawt Beirut International