(MENAFN) Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, of the Free Patriotic Movement, appeared on a video where he calls Speaker Nabih Berri a thug, which created uproar between the parties of each respective leader.
According to the leaked video, which has been circulating social media, the minister said of the longtime speaker: "This is a thug not a speaker of parliament."
Hours later, another video emerged in which the FM is seen responding to a question on how to deal with Berri's policy by saying: "The solution is for us to break him and not for him to break us."
The videos created uproar in Lebanon in political circles and on social media between Bassil's FPM and Berri's AMAL Movement.
The foreign minister soon issued a statement, saying it was unfortunate that the video was leaked.