File - FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Rabieh, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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MP Michel Aoun's Change and Reform parliamentary bloc will resort to escalatory actions "within days" if demands that new senior security officials be appointed continue to be ignored, a lawmaker from the bloc said Monday."If our allies will not take the same stance as us, then they will pay the price," he added, in an apparent reference to Hezbollah.He said, however, that Hezbollah backed Aoun's stance on security appointments, adding that his group was holding negotiations with various political parties over the matter. Gharios' remarks came a day after Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Aoun's son-in-law, warned that the government would not survive if it extended the mandate of the Army and police commanders. MP Jean Ogassapian, from the Future bloc, said it was unlikely that the political situation would explode in the country over security appointments.
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