Berri Says Lebanon to Disavow from Arab Decision on Syria

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Speaker Nabih Berri said that Lebanon is committed to disavow itself from any decision taken by the Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo on Saturday over the Syrian turmoil.

“Lebanon supports implementing reforms (in Syria), the regime has to implement them and must be given the chance to do so to evade any negative repercussions,” Berri told As Safir newspaper on Friday.

The Arab League called for an emergency ministerial meeting on Saturday because of "the continuation of violence and because the Syrian government did not implement its commitments in the Arab plan to resolve the Syrian crisis."

The Arab roadmap called for an end to violence in Syria, the release of those detained, the withdrawal of the army from urban areas and free movement for observers and the media, as well as talks between the regime and opposition.

Concerning the resumption of the national dialogue between Lebanese foes, the speaker said that President Michel Suleiman insists on reviving the all-party talks.

He revealed that Suleiman will continue his contacts and consultations with the Lebanese parties to move forward with the matter.

Berri has continuously urged officials to resume the national dialogue between the Lebanese parties to safeguard Lebanon amid the turmoil in the region.

Comments 5
Default-user-icon Wallaw? (Guest) 11 November 2011, 09:16

Berri: you should stay out of politics and not speak on behalf of the government. You are Speaker and should be concerned with Parliamentary issues. Just wondering, why did you not urge the government to disavow itself from any decision over the Libyan turmoil?....

Default-user-icon Moe (Guest) 11 November 2011, 17:51

This Bandit and his" Amal" mafia should go to jail for everything they stole from Lebanon its so disturbing that a well known mafia boss like Berri is still in power shame on you Lebanon who keep people like this crock still in power.

Default-user-icon Beiruti (Guest) 11 November 2011, 23:00

There's an old saying that goes, just because you don't believe in something, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. One could say that he does not believe that the earth orbits the sun, but based on that belief, the earth will not stop orbiting the earth.

Berri can pretend that the Arab League did not say what it said, but what was said was said, regardless of whether Berri wants to pretend otherwise.

He is tied to Assad and cannot get untied, so he is sitting back betting that Assad can kill enough people to hold his seat. The only problem is that the blood of martyrs make for the seeds of the revolution.

This too is a fact, whether Berri wants to believe it or not.

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 11 November 2011, 23:25

Who says we should not recognize the killing ASSad is doing. It seems that the Shia and Alawites want to kill and no one should pay attention.

By the your electric bill. Your people live like beggars in the eyes of the normal lebanese.

Thumb shab 11 November 2011, 23:27

And you are?