MP Okab Sakr confirmed that the
recordings broadcasted on TV channels depicting his voice are true; adding that he is
proud of what he has done for Lebanon’s interest and ready to take on the consequences of his actions.
“Yes, this is my voice and those are
my words. I do not deny my voice or my words. I am not ashamed of what I have done, for I am always under the law and I accept every legal judgment. Should my immunity be lifted, I will accept that, I do not hide behind my immunity,”
Sakr told Acharq al-Awsat Daily.
Sakr expressed his shock towards
the criticism directed at PM Najib Mikati who said that “he is free to do
whatever he is doing [referring to MP Okab Sakr],” noting that Mikati, by
saying such a statement, was protecting "his" political party who is well aware of
the fact that if the case were to be opened, it would not reflect well on his interests nor on the interest of his cabinet.
Commenting on the call on him to
apologize for what he has done, Sakr said that “if he ever owed an apology to
anyone, whether in Lebanon or Syria, he will apologize to the Lebanese and
“I have more things to say soon and I
will speak frankly, and afterward, every party would have to assume its
responsibility because I know that some are taking advantage of this
particular event, as a guise to commit more political assassinations. This is why I will be replying to those
who act by this logic,” he added.
Concerning former PM Saad Hariri’s
role in assisting the Syrian opposition, Sakr said that “Hariri openly declared
in a statement that he appointed me to assist the Syrian people on the humanitarian
and political levels.”