Arab newspapers and websites discussed the announcement by the Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adeeb, of his apology for forming the government, amid the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon.
Diab had indicated in a televised speech after a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun that his apology came because of the failure to meet his conditions from the political blocs not to “politicize” the formation, stressing that “consensus no longer exists.”
While one book saw that sectarianism in Lebanon was stronger than the French initiative, others accused Hezbollah of thwarting the formation of the government and the French initiative.
Wafa Awad says in the Emirati newspaper, Al Bayan, that Adeeb “emerged in his face with many obstacles, the most prominent of which was the binary complex” Amal and Hezbollah “by sticking to the money bag. Its ministers, Adib preferred to apologize, instead of running in a vicious circle, he did not have her keys. “
The writer added, “There was no internal party capable of breaching the wall of the government impasse, while France, godfather of the commissioning and authoring process, emptied its proposals and exits before it discovered that what is happening in Lebanon is not a matter of forming a government. Rather, it ‘demarcated’ the limits of the powers of the sects and sects, thus keeping their initiative stationed motionless on the pavement of authorship.
Under the headline “Adeeb withdraws and Lebanon in the unknown,” Rawya Hashemi said in the Saudi newspaper Okaz: “Adeeb apologized to the Lebanese people, stressing that the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron should continue because it expresses the sincere intention of France. And they started firing accusations and holding them accountable. “
In the London-based newspaper, Rai Al-Youm, Abdel Bari Atwan said that Adib’s apology for the formation of the Lebanese government confirms that “sectarianism is stronger than the French initiative that came with this government.”
Atwan believes that “the conflict on Lebanese soil was and is still an Iranian, French-American,” adding that “stability is forbidden in Lebanon, by an American decision, and the only thing that is allowed is civil war and internal fighting, or submission to its conditions completely. That is, the issue is not a matter of dispute over a ministry.” Financial, or allowing the blocs to name their ministers, the issue is a matter of external interference through local tools, which want the tension to continue until the fate of an entire region is settled.
The role of Iran and Hezbollah
Iyad Abu Shakra in the London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat refers to what he described “Tehran’s conditions” in Lebanon.
He says, “In Lebanon, where Tehran is almost entirely in control of the security and political game, the Iranian challenge failed a high-level French intervention, and obstructed the progress towards a phased political coexistence formula.”
And he continues: “The interesting thing here is that the aforementioned formula may eventually lead to a founding conference. This is the station from which Iran Street and its sectarian environment in Lebanon hope to head towards bypassing the Taif Agreement, and going – also gradually – towards a Shiite triangle – A Sunni-Christian one, before which the disarming of the Hezbollah militia is not a condition. Rather, the predominance of this weapon is established under it. “
In the Bahraini Gulf News, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim criticizes Hezbollah and France’s inability to limit its role.
He says, “France will not change the dire political situation there .. Why? .. Because France has not yet put the Lebanese Hezbollah on the list of terrorist entities, as many European countries have done recently.”
The writer went on to say that France would “present a traditional Lebanese government dominated by Hezbollah, in which the ruling political class would exchange financial and economic interests.”
“It seems that the accounts that impede the process of forming the government have become much more than just a ministerial portfolio. Or it was, in the first place, while Adeeb became openly expressing that Hezbollah adopts a strategy of taking and demanding more.” It is the method used and known by the party always, which it relies on to subdue its opponents and obtain more gains. After he grabbed the Ministry of Finance, he began to negotiate naming other Shiite ministers, and pushed his allies to demand the same.