Saad Hariri at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon on October 24, 2017 (Photo by Reuters)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has once again rejected a government formation proposal, a new report claimed on Tuesday.

According to Saudi-based Asharq Al-Awsat, Saad Hariri refused Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil’s proposition of forming a 32 minister government because the Lebanese Prime Minister believes Hezbollah is behind the move.

The report claimed that Hariri told Bassil that he was rejecting the proposition as “no matter what happens because Hezbollah is behind it.”

Hezbollah “wants to impose it on the PM-designate, who does not want to introduce new norms in the formation of governments,” the report claimed.

Hariri and his supporters have accused Hezbollah of stirring the issues plaguing the formation of the government.

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