Fatfat says only centrist president could stand strong

APRIL 17, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Future Parliamentary bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat on Friday said that only a centrist president would prove to be the strongest option amid the prevailing circumstances in Lebanon.

“We should all reach a unanimous agreement over the definition of the strong president whom we are willing to support in his capacity as a linking point between the Lebanese,” the lawmaker said in response to MP Sleiman Franjieh’s anticipation of a lengthy presidential void.

“Franjieh’s stance signifies that there is a regional Syrian-Iranian decision to extend the presidential void in Lebanon,” Fatfat added as interpreting Franjieh’s words.

Touching on his party’s souring relations with Hezbollah, Fatfat said that Yemen was not the only cause of disagreement.

“Future Movement’s rows with Hezbollah also involve the party’s possession of arms, intervention in Syria and the STL, and most recently, Hezbollah’s involvement in the Persian empire’s project in the region,” he added.

Fatfat went on to hold Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, responsible for any security tremor that might shake the country’s internal stability.

“The question that should be addressed to Sayyed Nasrallah today is where does he see benefit in his party’s choices for Lebanon and the Arab world?” Or is it that he is only interested in Iran’s best?” Fatfat wondered.