Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury arrives to attend a Cabinet session at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury Sunday evening said that there had been an attempted coup against Prime Minister Saad Hariri, which aimed to create a siege between Lebanese people and sow strife within the country.Khoury also said he would not be surprised if Hariri reviewed his Future Movement colleagues following his aborted resignation.Khoury hailed Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk for the latter's comments regarding rumors that Hariri would be replaced with his estranged brother Baha.Khoury's comments to Al-Jadeed came after a month-long period of political crisis in Lebanon, which was sparked by Hariri's abrupt resignation announcement.
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