BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – Former Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced that Hezbollah had begun to consider returning from Syria, stressing the need for the Lebanese to support this decision.

Bassil, the deputy and head of the Free Patriotic Movement, said during a press conference held on Sunday, “Hezbollah has begun to think about returning from Syria and securing its conditions, and we as Lebanese must embrace and support such a decision.”

Bassil emphasized that the initiative that his movement presented to the Lebanese President Michel Aoun and the French leader Emmanuel Macron included in its political aspect the issue of neutralizing Lebanon for discussion at the dialogue table.

The former minister stressed his party’s refusal to participate in the new Lebanese government, pointing out that “failure continues” in the investigation of the Beirut port explosion and in the reconstruction after the catastrophic incident.

Bassil asked the Lebanese judiciary to “hasten and be fair and not subject to populism and social contact,” warning that if this does not happen, people will have the right to demand an international investigation into what happened.

He continued, “The government, the governor, and the municipality must work at the required speed before winter, otherwise the people have the right to demand a municipality that meets their needs.”

Bassil stressed that the FPM exclusively supports the French initiative proposed after the explosion of the port by Macron, noting that it provides “a logical and practical solution to the salvation of Lebanon” and “represents our conviction and our demands.”

ALSO READ  Syrian Army kicks off massive desert operation to eliminate ISIS cells

He said, “We were keen on the French initiative and we feared it, no more, no less, because we know the existence of internal and external parties that want to thwart it.”

The former minister added that the political part of his current initiative includes accelerating the file of gas and oil extraction on land and sea and demarcating the land and sea borders, indicating that the demarcation of the borders with Israel “is something we can agree on as Lebanese within the framework of preserving our rights and our sovereignty to secure the interest of our country without bidding.”

Share this article:
  • 1

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments