Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri stressed on Monday that hurdles which have been delaying the formation of the new government are local rather than being foreign.
In a statement that broke weeks of silence on the government formation deadlock, Speaker Berri maintained that no party should be granted the blocking third veto power.
“Following the incidents in Tripoli and the statement of the spiritual leaders who called to rescue the country and the Lebanese starting with the formation of a government of specialists, (…) we are keen to clarify to the public opinion that the obstacle is not external but internal,” the statement said.
He noted that his Amal Movement’s Development and Liberation parliamentary bloc was committed to calls that the ministers must be specialists.
In this context, he underlined that no party “was entitled to be granted the blocking third.”
Berri, meanwhile, urged Lebanese powers to take lessons of previous experiences, stressing that he will not lose hope and will continue his efforts aimed at forming the new government.
Source: Al-Manar English Website and NNA