Strategic Council Online – Interview: The expert of West Asia affairs commented about the recent parliamentary election of Lebanon and its results:” the results obtained was in a way that no party managed to win the majority of the parliament. It means the lists of Resistance Coalition groups gained about 58 to 59 seats and the other party that is in line with the West – Arab axis gained nearly 41 to 45 seats. Amid this, independent groups and individuals also won 128 seats”.
Tag: Samir Geagea
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: On October 14, a group of Lebanese people, invited by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Amal movement, gathered in front of the Lebanese Ministry of Justice, between Ain al-Rummaneh and Tayouneh areas, to protest the political process of investigation into the Beirut bombing, especially the performance of the judge investigating the incident, Mr. Tariq Bitar. The demonstrators were shot by the assailants affiliated to the Lebanese Forces led by Samir Geagea, “one of the parties to the Lebanese civil war and one of the present allies in the Western-Arab axis,” was witnessed which led to the killing and wounding of many protesters.
Hossein Ajorloo – expert on Middle East affairs
Strategic Council Online – The most likely scenario Lebanon is presently faced with is not to allow the prime minister proposed by Michel Aoun to form government in the absence of the consent of Saad Hariri, Fouad Siniora and Samir Geagea, and finally, with the widening of political vacuum, the Lebanese President will be forced to appoint Saad Hariri to form the government.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An analyst on West Asian affairs said there were “obvious hands” among foreign countries as well as domestic political currents against the Lebanese government, adding that Hassan Diab’s government did not appear to be able to maintain the status quo and efforts are underway to overthrow his government and put the phase of confrontation with the Hezbollah on the agenda; So the next step will be very difficult for Lebanon.
Strategic Council Online: Foreign actors are taking advantage of the existing political currents in Lebanon to spark off internal riots with the aim of overthrowing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and paving the way for Saad Hariri’s return to power. As a result, riots may spread in the future, and if this happens, the Diab administration will have to resign to avoid bloodshed.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A regional affairs analyst has no doubt that the recent unrest in Lebanon had both internal causes and many evidences showing external intervention. He added that with the prudence exercised by the Hezbollah leadership, the negotiations that took place and the measures taken by the Lebanese government to introduce reforms the result was a new victory for the Islamic Resistance and the Hezbollah.