Amid Carlos Eddé: Mikati must resign if cabinet rejects STL funding

26/10/2011

Carlos Eddé

Lebanese National Bloc leader Carlos Edde said in an interview published on Wednesday that Prime Minister Najib Mikati must resign if the cabinet fails to fund the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

“If the STL funding is rejected by the cabinet, then Mikati has no choice but to be honest with himself and resign immediately,” he told Al-Jumhuriya newspaper.

Edde also rejected Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Monday statement that people can fund the STL from their own pockets if they want to.

“[I want to remind Nasrallah] of the unanimous decision taken by the 2006 national dialogue, which included Hezbollah members, [to approve] the STL.”

Nasrallah said on Monday evening that his party is against Lebanon paying its share of funding to the STL because of the international court’s “aims, gaps and behavior.” (Continue Reading)

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