Hariri Says Keen on Dissociation Policy, Rejects 'Any Electoral Alliance with Hizbullah'

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday underscored his keenness on Lebanon's so-called policy of dissociation towards regional conflicts, as he promised a “real” battle against Hizbullah in the upcoming elections.

“Let everyone know that I will not sell my Arab brothers 'fake Lebanese political goods'... We are not merchants of positions and slogans, we are honest about our role towards our people and our brothers,” Hariri told a BIEL rally marking the 13th anniversary of the assassination of his father – ex-PM Rafik Hariri.

“I will not accept that Lebanon leaves its Arab environment or be plunged into the inferno of Arab wars,” he added.

“The dissociation decision is an essential decision... Lebanon's normal position is to be a state that has the best relations with the Arab countries while rejecting any harm against them. The decision was not taken to remain mere words on paper; whoever signs a decision taken by the state must respect this decision,” Hariri went on to say, referring to a government resolution that reaffirmed Lebanon's commitment to distance itself from regional conflicts.

The resolution was issued in the wake of Hariri's return to Lebanon following his resignation ordeal in Saudi Arabia.

“We have dedicated ourselves to serving our country. This is our destiny and Lebanon's stability and safety are our most important achievements,” Hariri said.

He boasted that despite the raging conflicts in the region, Lebanon is “still in the safety zone.”

“Rafik Hariri's spirit is still with us and the young man (Rafik Hariri) who risked his life seeking a ceasefire in Beirut cannot accept a new civil war in Beirut,” Hariri added.

“Thirteen years have passed and we are still determined to achieve justice. We will not despair, we will not forget and we will not bargain. The justice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is coming,” the premier said, referring to a U.N.-backed tribunal that is trying in absentia four Hizbullah suspects accused of involvement in his father's murder.

He stressed that the court's verdicts should be “binding for the Lebanese authorities, which must pursue and arrest the accused.”

Turning to the upcoming parliamentary elections, the premier noted that “the real political and electoral battle will be between al-Mustaqbal Movement and Hizbullah.”

“We do not have money for elections and we are a movement that rejects any alliance with Hizbullah,” Hariri underlined, urging Mustaqbal's popular base to play an effective role in the elections.

Hitting out at former allies-turned-rivals who “criticize al-Mustaqbal Movement on daily basis,” the premier added: “Let everyone know that I, Saad Rafik Hariri, will categorically reject to lead this loyal and noble popular base into the abyss or into any civil strife.”

“Let all people know that we will not accept to waste the martyrs' sacrifices by allowing the country to collapse,” Hariri stressed.

Referring to former allies who accuse him of bowing to Hizbullah, Hariri said: “They are fighting wars on paper.”

“Some people were friends but they strayed off the path of friendship by seeking roles inside and outside the country and writing stances and reports against Saad Hariri and al-Mustaqbal Movement,” he added, in reference to his resignation crisis.

Timeline
  • 14 February 2018, 18:28

    Hariri: The verdicts that will be issued by the STL should be binding for the Lebanese authorities, which must pursue and arrest the accused.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:26

    Hariri: The Taef Accord is a red line. It cannot be amended, replaced or arbitrarily interpreted. It does not involve any two-, three- or four-party agreements.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:22

    Hariri: Some people were friends but they strayed off the path of friendship by seeking roles inside and outside the country and writing stances and reports against Saad Hariri and al-Mustaqbal Movement.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:20

    Hariri: We do not have money for elections and we are a movement that rejects any alliance with Hizbullah.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:16

    Hariri: Al-Mustaqbal Movement cannot be defeated! It is a main cornerstone for the Lebanese formula and national balance. It it impossible for it to become a bridge for the illusions of toppling this formula, the Taef Accord or Lebanon's Arab identity.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:13

    Hariri: Al-Mustaqbal Movement is at the forefront of efforts aimed at protecting Lebanon. Your perseverance, moderation, Arabism, patience in the face of harm, rejection of strife and faith in coexistence will always be our most effective weapons in the face of the challenges.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:10

    Hariri on rivals who accuse him of bowing to Hizbullah: They are fighting wars on paper.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:09

    Hariri: We followed your path so that Lebanon continues to have a state and legitimate institutions. Let all people know that we will not accept to waste the martyrs' sacrifices by allowing the country to collapse.

  • 14 February 2018, 18:01

    Hariri: Some parties criticize al-Mustaqbal Movement on daily basis, but let everyone know that I, Saad Rafik Hariri, will categorically reject to lead this loyal and noble popular base into the abyss or into any civil strife.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:52

    Hariri addressing supporters: It will go down in history that you were the “army of moderation” which protected Lebanon from falling in the quagmire of sedition and extremism.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:50

    Hariri: Thirteen years have passed and we are still determined to achieve justice. We will not despair, we will not forget and we will not bargain. The justice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is coming.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:47

    Hariri: The real political and electoral battle will be between al-Mustaqbal Movement and Hizbullah.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:41

    Hariri: I will not offer dishonest stances to the Arab brothers and the government's dissociation statement will be honored.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:31

    Hariri: Rafik Hariri's spirit is still with us and the young man who risked his life seeking a ceasefire in Beirut cannot accept a new civil war in Beirut.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:24

    Hariri: Despite everything, Lebanon is still in the safety zone.

  • 14 February 2018, 17:21

    Hariri: We have dedicated ourselves to serving our country. This is our destiny and Lebanon's stability and safety are our most important achievements.

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Comments 17
Thumb s.o.s 14 February 2018, 17:27

Hopefully, on Feb 14 2019, he will deliver a speech as former prime minister.

The people don’t link him anymore, he got some empathy after his release from KSA in December , that momentum is long gone and he’s now as popular as French President Francis Holland on his last year (8% of approval rate).

Guys, we can’t miss the upcoming elections and need to vote differently.

Missing patriotic 14 February 2018, 17:32

remember to claim the STL to refund all money they wasted for nothing!.... Israel blow Hariri's car as they did in Saida against Hamas member.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 14 February 2018, 17:56

Wrong!.. we did it, haha! There, I admit.. That's why Jamil Al-Sayyed cleaned up the scene of the bomb before the investigators arrive and discover our alien technology. And it's also why he coerced Al Jadid and Al Jazera to air our video of Abu Adasse's fake confession to fool people into thinking that Al Qaeda did it. Something like what Michel Samaha was planing to do. Just so you know Jamil Al Sayyed and Michel Samaha are like us, although the former's a Reptilian while the latter is a Nordic/Grey mix. I am a full Grey, can't you tell?

Thumb janoubi 14 February 2018, 18:19

don't forget Jamil Sayyed's claim the Islamists did it and he found gunpowder/explosives traces on the airplane seats they occupied on their way to Australia.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 14 February 2018, 20:45

but your terrorist leader's videos he showed of Israel's alleged surveillance of the crime scene were facts:)

Thumb justin 14 February 2018, 17:46

Hariri: I will not offer dishonest stances to the Arab brothers and the government's dissociation statement will be honored.

بعد الخزعلي.. امين عام “النجباء” يزور الضاحية ويهدد إسرائيل
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2018/02/14/noujaba/

You are a disgrace!

Thumb janoubi 14 February 2018, 17:54

yes according to him hizbullah is no longer in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, etc.

Delusional at best.

Thumb galaxy 14 February 2018, 17:48

Enough of you milking and living of your father's legacy. You are nowhere near to being half the man that he was.

Thumb ex-fpm 14 February 2018, 17:53

Hariri: The real political and electoral battle will be between al-Mustaqbal Movement and Hizbullah.

lol and that is why you approved an election law that would allow hezbollah to get at least 7 sunni MPs.

Mr. zero credibility.

Missing resistimperialism 14 February 2018, 18:06

La résistance est prête pour tout empiètement Israélienne . Toute attaque Israélienne sera répondu à avec des milliers de fusée qui tombent sur Tal Abib.

Thumb justice 14 February 2018, 18:25

وئام وهاب ردًا على الحريري: اذا كان لا يريد علاقة مع "حزب الله" فليستقل من الحكومة وإلا سيكون شخصية متعددة الأوجه والألوان نحن نفهم الحاجة الى تحريض الناس ولكن مع قليل من الصدق إحتراماً لعقول الناس.

Thumb s.o.s 14 February 2018, 19:16

The mites have the balls to vote us down on feb 14!!!! These people have no shame on top of dignity... yet Saad choses to join them...as long as he benefit$ from that awkward situation.

Next please!

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 14 February 2018, 20:00

Hariri: The real political and electoral battle will be between al-Mustaqbal Movement and Hizbullah.

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/12/548676/Lebanon-prime-minister-Hariri-Hezbollah-Iran-regional-tensions

Lebanon's Hezbollah hails 'positive' Hariri moves
http://en.rfi.fr/wire/20171123-lebanons-hezbollah-hails-positive-hariri-moves

Thumb s.o.s 14 February 2018, 20:38

Demagoguery FPM style actually. You can tell these people hang out together after work.

Missing resistimperialism 15 February 2018, 02:45

Any attack and encroachment on Lebanese Sovereignty will be responded to inkind. Thousands of rockets will hit Tal Abib.

Thumb liberty 15 February 2018, 04:54

Hariri Says Keen on Dissociation Policy

Go play with your toys, loser.

Thumb enterprise 15 February 2018, 08:34

Yes the Lebanese people know of your dissociation policy and they believe you.