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Pivotal Speeches during Feb. 14 Memorial: Hariri-Miqati Reconciliation Won’t Alter Mustaqbal Stand towards Cabinet

The March 14 forces are set to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri during a ceremony on Monday during which pivotal speeches on various levels will be made, reported the daily An Nahar Sunday.

As Safir stated on Sunday that the commemoration will be an occasion for the March 14 camp to “set its work strategy for the next phase in Lebanon” based on whether it will participate in Cabinet or not.

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Connelly Meets Geagea, Gemayel, Harb: Truly Representative Govt Would Not Abandon STL

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly on Tuesday discussed the recent political developments in the country in separate meetings with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel and caretaker Labor Minister Boutros Harb.

"Ambassador Connelly reiterated that the U.S. views the formation of a new Lebanese government as an exclusively Lebanese process that should remain free from outside interference," said a communiqué released by the U.S. Embassy following Connelly's talks with Geagea.

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Geagea Warns: We Won’t Let March 8 Control Lebanon

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Tuesday warned the Hizbullah-led March 8 coalition against wresting its control over Lebanon.

“We won’t let them control the country and wreak havoc and devastation as happened previously,” Geagea said.

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Ghassan Salameh: Origin of Dispute is South Lebanon, Tribunal is Part of it

Former Culture Minister Ghassan Salameh has said that the dispute among Lebanon’s politicians lies on southern Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

“Some believe that southern Lebanon should remain alive to confront Israel in the name of the Arab group as long as no solution has been yet reached on the Arab-Israeli conflict,” Salameh told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat in an interview published Monday.

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Geagea Says March 14 to Take Unified Stance on Miqati Govt

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Wednesday lauded Speaker Nabih Berri's remarks made earlier in the day from the Baabda Palace about the participation of all political parties in the new cabinet without prior conditions on the shares of each side.

Geagea said Berri "has always been courteous," but wondered whether the house speaker was the one who has the last word among his allies in the March 8 camp.

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Miqati Eager to Have Best of Ties with Hariri: Cabinet Will be Formed Sooner or Later

Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati denied that he was trying to win allies from among the March 14 forces, saying he was only seeking with all possible means to form a national unity cabinet.

Miqati told An Nahar daily in remarks published Wednesday that his meetings with Phalange and Lebanese Forces leaders Amin Gemayel and Samir Geagea in addition to talks with Caretaker Minister Butros Harb were only aimed at “forming a cabinet that includes everybody.”

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Geagea: New Majority is Syria and Hizbullah, Miqati Didn’t Make Real Proposal on Cabinet Structure

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Tuesday that he conveyed to PM-designate Najib Miqati March 14 alliance’s fears of the new majority that he dubbed as Syria and Hizbullah.

Geagea told reporters in Maarab that he informed Miqati during a meeting they held at the PM-designate’s residence in Verdun on Monday that the March 14 forces had no problem with him as a person.

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March 14 Tasks Geagea to Negotiate with Miqati, 2 Men Hold Meeting in Verdun

Premier-designate Najib Miqati reportedly held two-hour talks with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea at his residence in Verdun on Monday night.

An Nahar daily said Tuesday that Geagea also stayed for dinner. The LF leader reportedly told the prime minister-designate that he was mandated by the March 14 forces to negotiate with him.

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Pietton Reiterates French Support to STL: No Need to Hold Paris Meeting as Tensions in Lebanon Have Eased

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea held talks on Friday with French Ambassador to Lebanon Denis Pietton on the postponement of the contact group meeting between France, the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey.

The French official explained that the meeting was not necessary at the moment because the tensions that had been predominant in Lebanon have eased, said a statement from Geagea’s media office.

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Geagea: We Hold Onto the Democratic Process that was Abused by Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea vowed in an open letter to Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday to hold onto the democratic process despite being abused by the Shiite group.

“History will not go backwards even if it faced a stumbling block at some point,” Geagea told Nasrallah in his open letter.

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