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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Sep. 21, 2021

Pity Najib Mikati, since every time he attempts to resolve a problem, another one arises. He had scarcely slept the night before with enthusiasm and the trust of the 85 parliamentarians, before hearing the latest news, when Head of Hezbollah’s Liaison and Coordination Unit, Wafik Safa, visited the Palace of Justice in Beirut.

There is obviously a plethora of information on who Safa has met in the Palace Justice. The point is, in what capacity does Safa go to the Palace of Justice to meet, greet, and visit? Was he appointed to the Lebanese courts as a Hezbollah Commissioner? And, most importantly, what is the Minister of Justice’s and Prime Minister’s view on what happened? The problem is primarily political, and its solution must be political as well.

Is Najib Mikati, on the other hand, capable of standing up for the judiciary and its independence? Is Najib Mikati capable of providing the necessary protection for Tarek Bitar’s judicial investigation decisions? Obviously not. In this sense, Najib Mikati’s track record is not promising. What if it comes to Hezbollah, which has twice had its godfather in the prime ministership? For those who forgot, Hezbollah was the one who appointed Mikati as Prime Minister in 2011, and he did it again this year, 10 years later.

In any case, the start of the new cabinet has not been encouraging: starting with the Iranian diesel crisis to the farce of Hezbollah’s generators at UNESCO, ending it so far with Wafik Safa’s visit to the Palace of Justice. Is it the prime minister’s responsibility to weep every day for the loss of state sovereignty? Have we arrived at the period of Mikati’s weeping, when Lebanon was under Iranian tutelage?

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