March 14 General Secretariat Criticizes Nasrallah's Speech, Calls on Party to Prioritize Lebanon

The March 14 General Secretariat slammed on Thursday Hizbullah chief sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, calling on the party to prioritize the higher interest of Lebanon.

“Nasrallah's speech focused on delusional victories in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.... to secure some presidential and parliamentary interests,” the March 14 said in a statement after its weekly meeting.

The statement demanded Hizbullah to “return to Lebanon and abide by the constitution.”

Nasrallah said on Sunday in a televised address to mark the 14th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon that the party wants the country to have a president "who does not conspire against it."

“The resistance axis will triumph in the Syrian conflict,” he announced.

Lebanon has been plunged into a leadership vacuum after Michel Suleiman's presidential term ended on Sunday with rival political blocs still divided over a new leader.

Over the past two months the parliament convened five times to try to elect a successor to Suleiman but failed during the last four sessions due to a lack of quorum.

The March 14 General Secretariat called on “those who are devoted to Lebanon to hold onto the constitution, the Taef accord and respect the constitutional deadlines and democracy.”

“A new president should be elected swiftly with no power higher than his to prevent the country from entering a dark stage.”

The statement warned that the developments in the region are impacting the situation in Lebanon and “directly affecting the national” interests.



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