Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Wednesday lashed out at the Lebanese Forces and the Amal Movement and accused them of “collusion.”
“When I talked about the collusion of the ‘Tayyouneh duo’, a major uproar happened,” Bassil tweeted.
“We saw this collusion on the streets over the blood of the people and we saw it in parliament over the electoral law and the rights of expats,” Bassil noted.
He added: “Tomorrow we will see it in parliament and in the judiciary over the victims of both the port and Tayyouneh.”
“No to burying the truth of the biggest explosion that Lebanon and the world have witnessed in return for securing the acquittal of the criminal,” Bassil went on to say, apparently suggesting that LF leader Samir Geagea was responsible for the Tayyouneh incidents.
Bassil’s remarks come after Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi proposed an initiative to resolve the standoff over the port investigations. According to media reports, the initiative calls for parliament to refer ex-PM Hassan Diab three ex-ministers to the Higher Council for the Trial of Presidents and Ministers and for Judge Tarek Bitar to continue his investigations without questioning politicians.