And Speaker Nabih Berri is not having it. According to reports by Al-Joumhouriyya, Berri reportedly considered the latest tweets of the UNSCOL as an “interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs and sovereignty.”
He explained: “With all due respect for all international delegates and representatives in Lebanon, the statement of Kubis is interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs and is not acceptable, not in form nor in content.”
Jan Kubis famously denounced in a tweet “acts of vandalism by protesters” targeting the country’s banks. But Kubis also openly criticized the political class’ management of the country’s escalating crisis, stating that those responsible for handling it “are watching it collapse.”
He has also commented on the “use of force” against protesters and journalists after meeting Caretaker Interior Minister Raya el-Hassan.
“Excessive use of force against protesters is unacceptable, action must be taken also to prevent future excesses,” he said in a tweet, further stressing that the “anger of the people is understandable, but it is different from vandalism of political manipulators; that must be stopped.”