Hezbollah, after having toppled the coalition government of Saad Hariri on Wednesday now say they do not want him back leading Lebanon under any circumstances.
Hariri is a caretaker leader for the time being, and Hezbollah, like all Lebanese, awaits the verdict of the UN special enquiry into the killing of Hariri’s father, due any time early this week.
“It is possible consultations will result in the naming of Hariri prime minister again. We don’t know. But if that happens it will be the beginning of a new phase. They are miscalculating if they think they can use the UN indictments to attack the resistance. But Hezbollah will not be naming Hariri,” said Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
The UN is expected to find Hezbollah was implicated in the 2005 assassination of Rafik al-Hariri, and Hezbollah is angry Saad Hariri refused their demand to repudiate the indictment and withdraw co-operation from the UN. President Suleiman is consulting with Hariri and all parties to try and form a new administration.