BEIRUT: The Higher Islamic Council called for the swift formation of a new Cabinet over the weekend to face security challenges, such as last month’s deadly car bombings in Beirut and north Lebanon.
In a meeting chaired by Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani at Dar al-Fatwa Saturday, the council strongly denounced the “two terrorist bombings” in Tripoli and the capital’s southern suburb of Ruwaiss, saying they were part of “a feverish endeavor” to incite strife among Muslims.
“The council renewed its call for a quick formation of a government that will fulfill the hopes of the Lebanese and work to confront problems and challenges facing them at various levels,” said a statement issued after the meeting.
While condemning the use of chemical weapons by any party in Syria, the council “strongly rejected foreign aggression on Syria.”
“The council sees that a solution to the heart-breaking crisis in this Arab country cannot be but a political one,” the statement said.