Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb said on Saturday that it is not in al-Mustaqbal Movement ex-PM Saad Hariri's interest to nominate MP Michel Aoun for the presidency, as he pointed out that it would lead the country to “negativity.”
“The country will arrive at a lot of negativity shall Aoun (founder of the Free Patriotic Movement) become a president,” said Harb to the VDL (100.5) in an interview.
“Although Hariri has not nominated Aoun yet, but I can see that he is apt to support his candidacy,” added Harab.
“It is not in Hariri's interest,” he went on to say.
Highlighting the interference of Hizbullah, Aoun's ally, in the war in Syria Harb asked: “We still don't know the position of Aoun as for the involvement of Hizbullah in Syria?”
Hariri held a much-anticipated meeting with Aoun in Rabieh on Friday, shortly after he held talks in Maarab with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.