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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Saturday, June 26, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Nasrallah humiliated Basil
  • Will Hariri benefit from the lesson provided to Bassil, and stays away from the Shiite duo?
  • Lebanese pound continues to deteriorate amid lifting subsidies on gasoline, raising tension in the street

“Bassil resorted to me as a friend, and I resorted to Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, and this is the only available framework that can bring satisfying results for Presidents Michel Aoun and Saad Hariri.” In this direct way Hassan Nasrallah responded to Gebran Bassil’s invitation for being an arbiter on the governmental issue.

The Secretary-General of Hezbollah didn’t hide his negative stance regarding Bassil’s proposals, as if he wanted to inform the head of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) that what have been decided and written is final, and that he has to go through Ain al-Tineh to be able to obtain governmental and political gains.

This is humiliating for Bassil, as at a previous time, Berri was a thug and was a symbol of corruption. Today, Bassil and even the President of the Republic, have to resort to Berri if they want to form a government.

Additionally, Nasrallah responded to the President, who has previously and indirectly accused Hezbollah of standing neutral in the matter of forming a government, by confirming that he had contributed strongly to confronting the pressure that was put on the President to accept any formation that was handed over to him, since Mustafa Adeeb’s assignment.

Nasrallah has applied on Bassil what has been applied on Michel Aoun, which constitutes a direct response to all the criticisms directed at the party by leaders of the FPM.

Does this mean that the tensed relationship will lead to detachment between the two parties? No, FPM is no longer able to deviate from the party’s strategy for many reasons, and the party knows that, that’s why it allows itself to draw the party’s road map, and the FPM can do nothing except complying and submitting to Hezbollah .

This is another aspect of the Iranian policy, so congratulations for FPM for what it has done for its party.

Will Hariri benefit from this lesson, so he stops his policy of falling into the arms of the Shiite duo. Perhaps he wakes up before it is too late?

  • Sawt Beirut International