Prime Minister Saad Hariri has done what he must and has gone three-fourths of the way toward [a resolution with Hezbollah], and Hezbollah must now traverse the remaining fourth,” Lebanon First bloc MP Okab Sakr said in an interview published on Monday.
Hezbollah should stop making threats and should abide by the Syrian-Saudi consensus, Sakr told the Saudi newspaper As-Sharq Al-Awsat, adding that the party is moving in the wrong direction and should consult with the Syrians and the Iranians if it has problems.
“The solution is decisive and complete and claiming ignorance of it does not change anything in reality,”
“The completed understanding has no relationship to the [Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)] indictment,” he also said.
Syrian and Saudi officials have reportedly been communicating in efforts to reach a compromise that would resolve tensions in Lebanon due to reports that the STL may soon indict Hezbollah members in its investigation of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s 2005 assassination.
Hariri told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview published Friday that a Syrian-Saudi agreement has been finalized, but “[I] will not implement any commitment I made before the other party implements what it [said] it would commit to.”