Resigned Kataeb lawmaker Nadim Gemayel on Wednesday stressed that no government will be formed as long as there is an armed presence that controls the State’s decisions and implements Iran's interest, saying that by electing Michel Aoun as a president, Lebanon has decided to take a decisive and strict approach towards the axis of resistance.
“We are paying the price of this axis and the price of a complete political obstruction,” Gemayel told Al-Hadath channel, saying that solutions will be very difficult if the country does not withdraw from this axis.
Gemayel slammed Aoun’s decision for setting October 15 as the day to start the parliamentary consultations, saying that talks should have taken place before this date.
"Why wait for October 15? Why not holding the consultations earlier?” Gemayel asked.
“Is the country in its best condition and there is no need for urgent discussions?” he added.
Gemayel affirmed Aoun’s need to assume his political responsibilities, saying that he is the one to be held responsible for the delay and the onstrcution of the consultations.
“As lawmakers, we have decided to resign from the Parliament because we consider that our presence in the constitutional system will not make any change,” he added.
“What is required today is to create a confrontation front and to face the bilateral and the Iranian scheme that is being imposed on us politically, economically and culturally,” he said.