March 14 Demands Formation of New Govt. that Respects Baabda Declaration

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The March 14 camp held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday in order to condemn the two-day clashes that took place in the southern city of Sidon, demanding the formation of a new government.

Mustaqbal bloc leader MP Fouad Saniora said: “In light of the clashes, we stress the need to form a new cabinet that adheres to the Baabda Declaration and the memorandum we presented to President Michel Suleiman.”

The meeting was also an occasion to demonstrate the unity of the camp, he added in a brief statement.

The meeting, held at the Center House in downtown Beirut, included deputy Speaker Farid Makari, MPs Butros Harb, Robert Ghanem, Georges Adwan, Nohad al-Mashnouq, Dory Shamoun, Marwan Hamadeh, Fouad al-Saad, Nadim Gemayel, Jean Oghassabian, and Antoine Zahra, former MPs Nayla Mouawad and Samir Franjieh, March 14 General Secretariat coordinator Fares Soaid, National Bloc leader Carlos Edde, and Independence Movement leader Michel Mouawad.

On June 18, a delegation from the March 14 alliance handed Suleiman a memo that calls for Hizbullah's “immediate” pullout from Syria and the deployment of the Lebanese army along the border with the war-torn country.

The memo hinted that the March 14 alliance will not accept the participation of Hizbullah in the new cabinet that Premier-designate Tammam Salam is seeking to form.

In June 2012, a national dialogue session approved the Baabda Declaration that demands that Lebanon disassociate itself from regional conflicts.

At least 16 soldiers were killed and 50 were wounded in two days of clashes with the armed supporters of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir in Sidon.

More than 20 of al-Asir's supporters were killed, according to a security official.

Dozens of them were also arrested, but there was no sign of the cleric.

Comments 6
Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 25 June 2013, 15:15

A Lebanese flag must be placed there instead of the R.Hariri portrait.

Thumb mckinl 25 June 2013, 15:32

Desperate times require desperate measures. Since their Wahhabi trouble makers have been routed from Sidon so easily without the intended consequences of a Lebanese Civil War they have called on the ghost of Rafik to elicit advice.

They call on the Baabda Declaration all the time condoning and coordinating KSA and Qatari escalations of violence in Lebanon itself. A more criminal gathering would be hard to assemble. Unfortunately for them the Lebanese people are not fooled by their duplicitous maneuvers.

Missing lebanese_uae 25 June 2013, 15:41

no need to compare, but just look at the alawite in jabal mohsen what photo do they put on the wall.
in addition, just see HA what flag they usually use
wish you commented with something useful

Default-user-icon Villadjo Ponkarmin (Guest) 25 June 2013, 15:47

Demand, huh! Now go back to your "must this" and "must that" and everything in between. What's March 14 without the biggies of the caliber of Dr. Potato Nadim Gemayel - RN and the doctors: Dr. Dory Chamchoun al-Jabbar, Dr. Fares Soaid al-Jabbar and last but not least, Dr. Nawfal Daou al-Jabbar? Demand, alright!

Thumb saturn 25 June 2013, 15:52

So basically my traitors are no better than your traitors.

Missing zahle_nights 25 June 2013, 16:45

Assir should be brought to justice and be given the death penalty for killing our solidiers and nothing less than that... However, for those who are standing by the army, I would like to see the same support for the army, once the army will be chasing Nassrallah out of his cave... Then and only then Lebanon will emerge victorious... Long live our Lebanese army...