Saudi Arabia troubling gov't formation in Lebanon - Hezbollah official

Saudi Arabia troubling gov't formation in Lebanon - Hezbollah official

Vice-Chairman of Hezbollah's Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qaouq warned that Saudi Arabia is a direct threat to national consensus and political stability in Lebanon as it is seeking to block formation of a government in the country.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Vice-Chairman of Hezbollah's Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qaouq warned that Saudi Arabia is a direct threat to national consensus and political stability in Lebanon as it is seeking to block formation of a government in the country.

"Today, Saudi Arabia is interfering in the formation of the cabinet to achieve its goal to weaken the role of the resistance," Qaouq was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Ahd news website on Monday.

He warned that Riyadh seeks to turn Lebanon into a part of its political project in the region, adding, "The Lebanese people should know that its threats to national consensus and delaying the formation of the cabinet are the biggest danger posed by Saudi Arabia's interference in the formation of the cabinet."

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced in Beirut earlier this month that the government to be formed will be comprised of 30 ministers.

“The government that we will form hopefully will be of 30 ministers, this is the maximum that I can announce, and cooperation is ongoing with all parties to accomplish this task,” Hariri said.

“I am optimistic that all political parties are cooperating to form this government. If we want to please each party regarding the number of ministers it wants, we would form a government of 50 ministers,” he added.





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