BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Wednesday that a fait accompli Cabinet would be a “big mistake” and ruled out the formation of neutral Cabinet in Lebanon.
“A fait accompli Cabinet would be a big mistake for the country. Such a Cabinet would mean they are cancelling half the country,” he said in an interview with Almayadeen television.
“We will consider later the response to this matter,” he added.
Nasrallah denied his party was responsible for the stalling in the Cabinet formation and said the conditions put forward by Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam and the March 14 to exclude Hezbollah from the next government lay behind the delays in bringing about a new government.
“The conditions of Salam and his call for power rotation and for a neutral Cabinet indicates he does not want a Cabinet formed,” Nasrallah said.
“There is no such thing as neutrality in Lebanon... there is sharp political division and all people are classified as either March 8 or March 14,” he said.
Nasrallah said both local and international sides were pushing for the exclusion of Hezbollah from the next government.
“The United States, some Arab countries particularly Saudi Arabia, as well as local parties do not want Hezbollah in the government,” he said.
Salam said Friday that he does not have the intention to form a “fait accompli” Cabinet in the country and that he is holding on to his call for a government of national interest.