The Observer newspaper stressed in a report today, Sunday, that there is no solution to the situation of the comprehensive collapse in Lebanon except a huge international rescue plan that will mean the disruption of the system that has lasted 30 years since the end of the civil war.
In its report, the newspaper reviewed a summary of the development of the Lebanese scene on the first anniversary of the explosion that hit the port of Beirut, noting that the explosion shook the city and turned many areas of it into rubble.
The complete collapse in Lebanon after the Beirut port explosion
Despite this, the results of the investigations into him are still not clear, and those involved in it are far from being held accountable more than ever, while the economic and living situation is still deteriorating.
According to the report, the explosion showed “the complete dysfunction of a state that has failed in all its goals and objectives.”
The political class is still unable to form a government, and they quarrel over awarding ministries as prizes to enhance the extent of their fiefdom, according to the Observer.
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Worse than that for the Lebanese, as the newspaper reported, Lebanon’s leaders neglected the file of international aid that had been pledged to save Lebanon from destruction, and the obtaining of which entails some clear conditions.
They prefer the narrow privileges that flowed from a paralyzed regime to a global bailout that could save the country.
The value of the Lebanese pound depreciated over the past year by 15 times; This has made access to basic foods unaffordable for many.
And vital medicines became so missing that a four-year-old girl died, on Friday, because stocks of the serum that was supposed to save her from a scorpion sting ran out, according to the report.
Over the past year, Lebanon has also witnessed a collapse in the central bank’s reserves, threatening to stop the subsidies that were aimed at protecting the country’s middle class.
The Observer indicated that the Lebanese joined their Syrian neighbors and other peoples of the region by descending into the waters of the Mediterranean, on boats that displace them away from their difficult circumstances.
The newspaper noted that many began to understand that Lebanon was built on wrong foundations, from the Ottoman rule to the French mandate and the Syrian trusteeship, through the civil war and the rentier system that followed in 1991, and that the past three decades laid the foundations for the end of the Taif Agreement, which ended the civil war in country.
Last Friday, the European Union confirmed that it had reached a legal framework to impose sanctions on Lebanese leaders responsible for the political disruption in the country.
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This is in an effort from Brussels to speed up the formation of a government in Lebanon, and to put structural reforms on the track to get this country out of its predicament.
A Lebanese journalist warns of the coming days
For his part, the Lebanese journalist, Rabih Al-Haber, publisher of the “Lebanon Files” website, revealed this Sunday morning that the general situation in Lebanon is going to more complex, warning of the security escalation in the coming days.
And he wrote on his own account on the “Twitter” platform, a tweet in which he said: “The situation does not suggest that the formation of the government is in a stalemate, to the first square, turn on electricity in a stalemate.”
The situation does not look good
The formation of the government is in a quandary, to square one
Electricity is in trouble
On the fateful memory of August 4, nothing judicially verified
The lira is declining, the dollar is stronger, in cash we are in trouble
Oil to a decline and the crisis to an escalation more
May God protect Lebanon pic.twitter.com/sODyqlE4W4
— Rabih Haber (@RabihHaber) August 1, 2021
Al-Habr added: “On the fateful memory of August 4, nothing judicially achieved the lira to decline, the dollar is stronger, in cash, we are in an oil predicament to a decline and the crisis to a further escalation … God protect Lebanon.”
Najib Mikati had begun consultations to form the Lebanese government with President Michel Aoun, as he arrived this afternoon at Baabda Palace to meet Aoun.
It is noteworthy that Mikati had expressed yesterday his hope to form a government in the “near future”.
He stressed that most of his proposals were acceptable to President Aoun, saying: “God willing, we can reach a government soon.”
Lebanese President Michel Aoun summoned Najib Mikati on Monday, July 26, to formally assign him to form the new government after winning the majority of the votes of parliamentarians, according to what the Lebanese presidency published on its official account on Twitter.
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