Lebanese former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Saturday that the dialogue with Hezbollah is important for the country, noting that the sessions between the two parties have been serious.

At a ceremony in Beirut marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of his father, former premier Rafiq Hariri, Saad Hariri said that Lebanon “does not belong to any regional axis.”

MP Hariri said that Lebanon faces two dangers: the Sunni-Shiite tensions and the presidential vacuum.

“Over the presidential issue, it seems that they are in no hurry and their stance means postponing the talk on the subject.”

Concerning the sectarian tensions, Hariri said: “It is urgent and it is a necessary Islamic need to deflate religious tensions,” adding that defusing tensions is meant to “evade a sectarian explosion.”

In this context, the Lebanese MP said that the future party came into dialogue with Hezbollah “to protect Lebanon because Lebanon is more important than us and more important them, as Hariri used to say: ‘No one is greater than his country’.”

However, he noted that the dialogue does not mean that differences with Hezbollah were settled, regarding the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (probing the 2005 assassination of his father), Syrian crisis and the weapons.

 

Al-Manar

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