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Berri Warns: Israel's Planned Border Wall Will Violate Lebanon's Sovereignty

Speaker Nabih Berri warned Wednesday that Israel's planned border wall will violate Lebanon's sovereignty in several points, as he slammed a recent visit by Israeli settlers to the occupied Shebaa Farms.

Speaking to MPs during the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting, Berri also warned that Israel intends to encroach on the Prophet Ibrahim religious shrine in the Shebaa Farms.

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Berri: Elections are Definite, Ready to Secure Communication Channels with Syria

Speaker Nabih Berri assured that Lebanon's parliamentary elections will be held, as he expressed readiness to delegate a Lebanese minister to secure channels of communication with Syria in order to return the displaced back to safe zones in their countries.

“I am ready to secure a communication channel (between Lebanon and Syria) and am ready to assign a minister for that purpose if they wish me to,” said Berri in an interview to al-Ittihad .

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Berri Stresses that Legislation is Parliament's Responsibility

Speaker Nabih Berri stressed Monday that legislation is the responsibility of Parliament, while noting that the Constitutional Council's latest ruling that revoked a new tax law “was not brought by the angels.”

Calling on the government to implement what he had “long called for” regarding the new wage scale, Berri noted that “whoever has the right to legislate expenditure also has the right to legislate revenues and taxes, regardless whether or not they are included in the state budget.”

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Berri Says Failure to Hold By-elections Violates Constitution

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced Wednesday that the failure to hold parliamentary by-elections to fill three vacant seats in Tripoli and Keserwan is “a violation of the Constitution,” lamenting that “these by-elections will not be held.”

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Berri: I Can't Believe the President Might Return Wage Scale to Parliament

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has announced that he strongly doubts President Michel Aoun could return the approved wage scale bill to Parliament.

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Berri Says 'No Rift' with Kuwait after Emirate Protests over Hizbullah

Speaker Nabih Berri assured on Tuesday that relations with the Gulf emirate of Kuwait are “not broken as some believe,” and stressed that “things have been addressed,” the State-run National News Agency reported.

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Berri Supports Dialogue with Damascus, Says Wage Scale Will be Approved

Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday announced that he supports dialogue with Damascus to coordinate the return of Syrian refugees back home, pointing out that there must be a way to “contact” the Syrian government.

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Berri: Wage Scale to Top Agenda of Legislative Session

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday announced that the long-awaited new wage scale will be at the top of the agenda of the upcoming legislative session.

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Berri Hails Aoun's Call for Baabda Consultative Meeting

Speaker Nabih Berri has welcomed President Michel Aoun's call for a meeting in Baabda among the leaders of the political parties that are represented in government.

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Berri Says Has Right to Call for June 5 Session, Vows to Prevent 'Anything Sectarian' in Electoral Law

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday pledged to block “anything sectarian” in the electoral law as he refused the moving of certain seats from one electoral district to another.

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