Nasrallah did not know cabinet line-up before its announcement, source says

An unnamed source close to Hezbollah said that Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah did not know about the cabinet line-up before it was announced, Al-Balad newspaper reported on Saturday.

The source also said that Nasrallah made efforts to facilitate cabinet formation.

Regarding the Ministerial Statement, the source said Nasrallah respects UN Security Council Resolution 1701, adding that the Army-People-Resistance formula will be maintained.

“Nasrallah does not think it is unlikely that Israel will attempt to blow up the domestic situation, but he is convinced that no domestic party will escalate the security situation,” he added.

The new Lebanese cabinet—headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati—was formed on Monday after almost five months of deliberations between the March 8 parties.

-NOW Lebanon

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