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March 14 Condemns 4 Ministers, Says Rally Should be a Referendum on Rejection of Arms

The March 14 general-secretariat on Wednesday “strongly condemned” four caretaker ministers for turning down requests from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon prosecutor to provide information and documents, saying this was tantamount to non-cooperation with the STL.

If Ministers Ghazi Aridi, Jebran Bassil, Ziad Baroud and Charbel Nahhas remain adamant in not cooperating with Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare, they and their party backers would have to confront the Lebanese public which is calling for holding accountable ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassins, said the general-secretariat following its weekly meeting.

Their “behavior” would also “put Lebanon in a dangerous confrontation with the international community,” the statement said.

Turning to Hizbullah’s arms, the conferees vowed to continue their struggle against the “hegemony” imposed by the Shiite party’s weapons which they said are “terrorizing the people to change the status quo.”

The March 14 general-secretariat also urged the alliance’s supporters to participate en masse in the sixth anniversary of the Cedar Revolution.

The rally should “transform the occasion into a new referendum on the peaceful choices of the Lebanese to confront the arms with stances and freedom of opinion,” the statement said.


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