"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Monday, January 02, 2023

Hezbollah delegation meets Rahi, says Bassil not 'under Hezbollah's umbrella' - Naharnet

A Hezbollah delegation held talks Monday in Bkirki with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

“The election of a president is necessary and has the priority over all other matters, that’s why things require more keenness on the election of a president as soon as possible,” Hezbollah official Sayyed Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said after the meeting.

Calling for a “real and serious” dialogue among the parliamentary blocs to agree “on a president enjoying a high level of consensus and political and popular legitimacy,” al-Sayyed stressed that the country’s next president should not be “a challenge or confrontation president.”

Asked about the nomination of Army chief General Joseph Aoun, al-Sayyed said Hezbollah has the “best relation with the army commander” that is “still ongoing,” but noted that “the presidential juncture is somewhere else.”

“We do not put a veto on anyone, but our opinion is clear, and the path toward it is consensus and dialogue,” the Hezbollah official added.