Friday, 03 December 2021 05:30 GMT

Lebanese PM urges Paris to put an end to Hezbollah resentment role


(MENAFN) Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has called on Paris to mediate with Iran on the issue of Hezbollah's commitment to Lebanon's declared policy of dissociation from the region's conflicts, NaharNet quoted a media report as saying.

Hariri believes that "Hezbollah is an Iranian and not a Lebanese problem," informed French diplomatic sources told al-Hayat newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

Hariri had announced after his designation on Thursday that "the government will achieve a series of reforms and it is also asked to abide by the dissociation policy and preserve good ties with the Arab brothers."

Asked if there is a veto on Hizbullah's participation in the new Cabinet, Hariri said, "I only heard that from the Lebanese media. This is the first time I hear it."

Hariri added: "I am open to all elements and never closed the door in front of anyone."


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