Pr Minister Saad Hariri meets US Minister of Foreign Affairs. (Dalati Nohra)
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The Cabinet is set to meet this week with its agenda likely to be dominated or sidelined by the energy minister's controversial electricity reform plan and rifts over Hezbollah's arms, following the party's offensive that routed militants from the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal.Sleiman had proposed a plan that would put Hezbollah's arms under the command of the Lebanese Army. But Hezbollah and its allies rejected the proposal, insisting on the controversial tripartite equation: "The Army, the people and the resistance" as the best formula to defend Lebanon against Israeli aggression.The Future Movement has repeatedly said it opposes military action by Hezbollah inside Lebanese territory, stressing that the Lebanese Army is the sole defender of the country.But Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan, one of two Hezbollah ministers, Sunday defended the tripartite equation.Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea strongly rejected Hezbollah's tripartite equation, calling for replacing it with the Army, state and people equation.The LF chief called on Hezbollah to hand over its arms to the Lebanese government.
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