The Lebanese government has unanimously backed the UN Hariri tribunal.
But Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri has called the meeting ‘unconstitutional’. When Hizbollah ministers resigned, they called the government unconstitutional – Berri disagreed. But he says this meeting wasn’t legal.
The Lebanese government has backed the tribunal, now a bill will be presented to parliament. Berri has the right to reject that bill. He will. And a constitutional crisis will follow.
The government said their backing of the tribunal was not meant to be a provocation – it is for the “security of Lebanon”, they said.
The Syria News Wire beat the BBC by 4 minutes on this story.