NLP: Cabinet’s goal is to support Syria, cover for Hezbollah’s arms

The National Liberal Party’s higher council met on Friday, after which it issued a statement that the newly-formed cabinet’s goal is to support the Syrian regime and to cover for the arms of Hezbollah.

The cabinet also aims to “bully” the ministers of the previous cabinet of Saad Hariri, the statement added.

The party slammed President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati for approving “such a cabinet, [especially] after making speeches about national principles, compromise and moderation.”

The NLP called on the Lebanese people, March 14 supporters in particular, to prepare to confront “March 8’s coup.”

The new Lebanese cabinet—headed by Mikati—was formed last week after almost five months of deliberations between the March 8 parties.

The Syrian government is engaged in a deadly crackdown on protesters who since March have been demanding the end of 48 years of rule by the Baath Party, which is controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

-NOW Lebanon

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