Minister Ali Hasan Khalil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Wednesday clarified inflammatory comments made by Speaker Nabih Berri the day before when he said that those who go to the judiciary are "weak".Berri made the comments while slamming a decree signed by President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri earlier this month that promotes officers who served under Aoun when he was Army commander in the late 1980s.Aoun had said that those who oppose the decree -- which would promote roughly 200 officers, all but 15 of whom are Christian -- could take the case to the judiciary, prompting Berri to say that "the weak resort to the judiciary".
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