| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Bahaa Hariri to AP: Hezbollah is the country’s failed past, not future

Bahaa Hariri hoped that the upcoming Parliamentary elections will bring about a new generation of leaders, adding that he’ll do whatever he can to bring about positive change and accountability for past corruption.

Bahaa Hariri also describes the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, calling it part of the country’s “failed past”, not Lebanon’s future, and that he will not deal with it.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Hariri emphasized that the people don’t need more bullets, they need bread, jobs, electricity, and a government that serves all the people: “The people are demanding a new generation of leadership that is completely divorced from those who for the last 15 years led us to where we are today — a failed state.”

Among his priorities, he said, is to have an open and transparent financial audit of the entire government and banking sector.

“Where has the money gone?” he asked. “All those responsible for corruption should be brought before the courts and held accountable for their actions.”

“The difference between me and family members who have practiced politics in the last 15 years is very wide and I cannot accept the failed policies practiced by some, which led the country to this collapse,” said Bahaa Hariri,

  • Sawt Beirut International