The state boycotts the state, and Washington is committed to negotiations

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It has become clear from the cycle of recent days in Lebanon that the countries involved in monitoring its situation may be at a very difficult point in directing their demands and positions related to the constitutional rights that they face, or with regard to the reform demands that change into a fixed international program that must be implemented as a condition for international support The rapid fall of all the characteristics of the state that cares for its citizens will not benefit any external pressure . This is because the scene marked by the unprecedented wear and tear in the reality of most sectors has been exacerbated and obscured by the real and very dangerous divorce between the state and the public and private sectors, so that the living, living, administrative, social and health crises intensify in the west and no one pays attention to anyone. For more than a month and a week, the strike of employees in the public sector, which is the state, has expanded and intensified, so the state boycotts itself, and the situation is left to the west despite the repercussions, damage and heavy losses caused by this strike on state finances, as well as on the interests of citizens and their paralyzed and frozen vital transactions, and on Hundreds of thousands of employees themselves suffering the bitter humiliation of life. The door to treatment was closed, and the situation escalated to its climax until information came yesterday about the Minister of Finance preparing a project to address the demands of employees, which will be discussed at a ministerial meeting in the Serail will be submitted. the return of the caretaker Prime Minister #Najib Mikati from abroad. And the case does not stop at this strike, because the reality of electricity is going from bad to worse at the height of the summer season, which attracts about twenty thousand arrivals from abroad every day. And the reality of services in all its aspects only foretells the collapse of the state and people leaving their fate, as evidenced by the fact that the reality of hospitals, which has returned to the spotlight with the spread of the Corona epidemic, predicts a dangerous situation with the decrease in capabilities and the increase in smuggled and counterfeit medicines.
The bread and flour crisis has been going on for weeks and has become as chronic as the water and electricity crises. A relative result of a breakthrough recorded in the fall in fuel prices over the past two days, and yesterday a new table of fuel prices was released that recorded a drop in prices.

As for the internal political crisis, no tangible positive milestones have been set in recent hours, but bets grew at a meeting likely to be held early next week between President Michel Aoun and incumbent Prime Minister Najib Mikati, which is likely to launch will be sent. a renewed conversation between them about the formation of the government, even if informed circles do not express optimism about the solution of the complications that any agreement on the new government faces. These circles said that the hope that some diplomatic and political parties attach to the possibility of forming a new government before the first of August of the Army Day does not seem to be based on reassuring data, as the past two weeks have been a sharp witness wash. decrease in the possibilities of overcoming contradictions and narrowing the gap between Baabda and the Saraya, making it difficult to be optimistic about registration A serious breakthrough that will get the government structure out of the neck of the crisis in the period between 1 August. What is worse is that the file of the demarcation of the southern maritime borders witnesses many important and dangerous developments that call for the state to mobilize to confront it, while the political confusion and state of alienation between the pillars of the authorities are calling for many warnings, similar to the repercussions of Hezbollah’s secretary general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s last speech, for fear of war.

But a remarkable development was noted in this context yesterday, and it is represented in the US State Department’s announcement that it “remains committed to facilitating negotiations between Lebanon and Israel in order to take a decision on the demarcation of the maritime borders. ” She added: “Progress towards a solution can only be achieved through negotiations between the parties” and welcomes “the consultative spirit of the parties to take a final decision that will lead to more stability for Lebanon and Israel.”

Army Chief
The commander of the armed forces, General Joseph Aoun, launched prominent positions during his tour of the military grounds on the eastern borders yesterday, addressing the soldiers and saying: “Without you no official or citizen will work, no institutions, no hospitals, no tourism, but rather the law of the jungle will prevail. Thanks to your efforts and sacrifices, the Baalbek and Beiteddine festivals are back. ” He emphasized the faith of the Lebanese people in their army and said: “You are the cornerstone of this country, and today it needs you, so be prepared for the responsibility despite the difficulty of what you are going through, and the danger of your deployment centers in the deserts and mountains, but with your presence here you are broadcasting life and spirit and spreading peace among the people, and you are working to protect the borders. They prevent smuggling of all kinds, human smugglers. ”

He informed the army, “that the leadership realizes the depth of the suffering they are going through, monitors their conditions and works with every effort to alleviate them, especially in winter when temperatures drop to the lowest level and snow the centers, which indicates that the leadership, despite its modest capabilities, will work to improve their conditions through assistance.And the gifts offered by friendly and fraternal countries, which we announce and the ways to benefit in all transparency through our official means.

A new parliamentary bloc
At the political scene, it was announced in a press conference yesterday that a new parliamentary bloc, the “Renewal Bloc”, will be formed, which includes MPs Ashraf Rifi, Michel Moawad, Fouad Makhzoumi and Adeeb Abdel Masih. Representative Ashraf Rifi indicated that “by declaring the birth of the bloc today, we are moving to a new stage of raising efforts to confront reality, and we demand the application of the constitution and the expansion of state authority over all countries and the surrender of any illegal weapon, because Hezbollah’s weapon has lost any character of resistance, ”considering that“ the party’s weapon is God the first protector of corruption, and we are struggling to restore the decision of peace and war , and we demand the demarcation of the country’s borders with Syria, the expansion of the state’s authority over all crossings, and the completion of the demarcation of the maritime borders.

On the other hand, the Minister of Information in the Provisional Government, Ziad al-Makari, announced that “there are social events in which the head of the Marada movement, Suleiman Franjieh, and the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gibran Bassil, talk to each other, and I see that the meeting between them has become normal and may soon be. ” He pointed out that “Minister Suleiman Franjieh’s team and the Free Patriotic Movement are allies in politics, and the dispute between them has taken its toll, and the country’s interest requires them to be together.” He said: “If there is an agreement between Suleiman Franjieh and Gibran Bassil, it will not be a quota agreement like the Maarab agreement was.”

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