| 29 November 2023, Wednesday |

Nasrallah sends Wafiq Safa in a mission to Bassil

After the repercussions’ failure of the meeting that brought together Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah with the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, MP Gibran Bassil and the head of the Marada movement, Suleiman Franjieh, it seems that Nasrallah is annoyed by Bassil’s statements about the presidential elections and his individuality of choices away from the interests of the allies.

To this, “Sawt Beirut International” website learned from reliable sources, that Nasrallah decided to send Hezbollah’s liaison officer, Hajj Wafiq Safa, to meet Bassil, and deliver a clear message that the interest of the resistance axis is more important than constitutional entitlements, in addition to the fact that unity is more important than any position.

Adding that “the date of the visit has not been set yet, and the decision came after Hezbollah felt that Bassil had lost the compass, and must re-correct it, so as not to make a mistake that has catastrophic repercussions on the axis of resistance.”

The sources indicate that Nasrallah was disturbed by the head of the Tayyar’s way of speaking about Suleiman Franjieh, and his definition of the president’s specifications away from consultation with Hezbollah, and this, according to the latter, indicates that Bassil has erred again and put his instincts ahead of the interests of allies, and this is unacceptable, as stances should be ajusted before being declared.

The sources revealed that the meeting will take place in a secret way as usual, and will be followed by a meeting with Franjieh, after which we may witness a meeting between Franjieh and Bassil because the presidential election is approaching and the ranks must be joined together, and go to battle in a unified position and from a point of strength. Fragmentation in positions serves the other side, and the party does not want to lose the battle for the presidency, especially since, according to Hezbollah’s calculations, it is able to mobilize some votes from outside the March 8 team for Franjieh, while there is great difficulty in persuading allies and some independents to accept Bassil as president of the republic.

  • Sawt Beirut International