Reports: Hizbullah Abstains from Responding to Kuwaiti Paper

Hizbullah will not respond to the Kuwaiti paper’s demands, sources have said.

Informed sources told al-Liwaa newspaper, in remarks published Tuesday, that the paper carried by the Kuwaiti foreign minister is addressing the Lebanese state and not Hizbullah, even though some points are directly related to the group.

“The state will respond, as promised by Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib,” the sources said.

They added that Hizbullah would commit to the requested “verbal pacification” towards KSA and some Gulf states, if the latter stopped "attacking" and accusing the Shiite party.

Bou Habib had said Monday that studying the Kuwaiti paper will be done by Saturday.

The paper was handed Saturday to Lebanese authorities by Kuwait’s foreign minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasse Al-Sabah. He said the paper carries "a Kuwaiti, Gulf, Arab and international message” containing measures to build confidence again with Lebanon.

President Michel Aoun reportedly expressed to the Kuwaiti envoy his reservations over the mention of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559 in the submitted paper, stressing that “the issue of Hizbullah’s arms and its regional role is not a local issue that has to do with Lebanon alone, but rather a regional and international issue.”

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