Hizbullah, Mustaqbal Agree to Back Security Plan in 'All Regions', Make Progress on 'Defusing Tensions'

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Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal movement agreed Monday during their second dialogue session to support efforts to “continue the implementation of the security plan across all Lebanese regions,” revealing that they have made “progress” on the issue of defusing Sunni-Shiite tensions.

“Discussions tackled a main topic – defusing sectarian tensions – and serious progress was made in this regard,” said a joint statement issued after the talks in Ain al-Tineh.

The two parties also agreed to “support the continued implementation of the security plan across all Lebanese regions,” the statement added.

Hizbullah's al-Manar TV had earlier reported that talks were expected to focus on “defusing sectarian tensions” through easing the “political and media rhetoric” and pacifying the sentiments of the two parties' supporters.

It quoted officials from both sides as saying that “tensions did decrease in the past days.”

The dialogue's sponsor, Speaker Nabih Berri, did not take part in the talks but he was represented by his political aide, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, who had also attended the first session.

“The Mustaqbal-Hizbullah dialogue will not tackle the issue of the presidency, which will be left to the Christian parties,” al-Jadeed television reported prior to the meeting.

Dialogue had kicked off on December 23 between the two parties and the first session was aimed at devising a “roadmap” and a “mechanism” for the next sessions.

The rival political groups also expressed during that session their willingness to engage in “serious” dialogue over “all issues.”

An unprecedented security plan was launched in April in the Bekaa and North regions. The campaign was later expanded to involve the capital Beirut and its suburbs.

However, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq lamented in October that the plan was not fully implemented in the Bekaa, hinting at an obstructing role for Hizbullah.

But on December 3, prior to the first dialogue session, the minister revealed that the plan will be continued and that it would involve measures against the Hizbullah-affiliated Resistance Brigades.


Comments 8
Default-user-icon roukuz (Guest) 05 January 2015, 23:38

I wonder what you are doing as you rest in pieces and tranquility in your final destination dear flamethrower

Default-user-icon clan jaafar scotch whisky (Guest) 05 January 2015, 23:52

Hizbullah, Mustaqbal Agree to Back Security Plan in 'All Regions'

goodie does this mean they will hand over the murdering Jaafars?

Thumb lebanon_first 06 January 2015, 08:41

if the resistance brigades were to be disarmed, then this dialogue will have shown to be serious and productive.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 10:34

Still, they will have to shift from Iranization to Lebanezisation.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 12:16

You will have to learn that my loyalty goes to Lebnen first and last.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 12:18

PS : I know it is difficult for you to learn something that is not communicated by Al Manar, OTV, Syria or Iran. But please make an effort this time.

Missing humble 06 January 2015, 12:28

Relisez Pascal: « Quand on veut reprendre avec utilité, et montrer à un autre qu’il se trompe, il faut observer par quel côté il envisage la chose, car elle est vraie ordinairement de ce côté-là, et lui avouer cette vérité, mais lui découvrir le côté par où elle est fausse. »

Thumb -phoenix1 06 January 2015, 14:46

I wrote in another thread about us Christians working together to solve all the problems that face us. I am now saying the same to our Muslim siblings. It is in their vested interest to sit together and trash out all their differences. Masalan we have the world's most terrifying terrorists at the very gates of our country. We have a quarter of our country's population in Syrian refugees, add that the Palestinian refugee numbers and we should stop sleeping at night. The back stabbing that has persisted between Lebanon's Muslims and Christians must today stop forthwith, otherwise our greedy guests will only sit and wait for the right and ripe time to overwhelm us and kick us out unceremoniously out of our country. Either everyone of us starts thinking purely as Lebanese citizens of the one and same Lebanon, or our sectarian prejudice and myopia will ensure that our time in Lebanon is being clocked.