Saniora: We'll Return to Dialogue once Nasrallah Agrees to Discussing Hizbullah's Armsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Mustaqbal bloc head MP Fouad Saniora stressed on Friday that the March 14-led opposition had presented “serious and acceptable” proposals over the national dialogue “contrary to what the other camp is claiming.”
He said: “The March 14 camp will return to the national dialogue once Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announces his readiness to discuss incorporating his party's arms in the Lebanese state.”
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea had declared in an open letter to President Michel Suleiman on Thursday: “Those preventing us from returning to the all-party talks are the same powers that you are making us sit alongside at the dialogue table.”
Saniora reiterated the opposition's demand for the resignation of the government and the formation of a neutral salvation one “that can confront the current extraordinary reality in Lebanon.”
The rejection of this proposal is a sign of some sides' insistence on maintaining their unilateral approach to running the country, he remarked.
“The current government is that of Hizbullah and the Syrian regime. It is working on achieving the party's local and regional interests, as well as protecting the regime in Syria,” added the MP.
The March 14 camp had announced its boycott of government-related work, including the national dialogue, in light of the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Brigadier General Wissam al-Hasan on October 19.
It blamed the Syrian regime of being behind the crime and the government of covering up for the criminals.
The Phalange Party announced earlier this week however that it would not boycott the upcoming national dialogue session, set for January 7, explaining that it would not want to "boycott" President Michel Suleiman who called for the talks.