| 26.01,12. 01:41 AM |
March 14 urge cabinet to summon Syrian ambassador
The March 14 General Secretariat condemned on Wednesday the government’s policy of “distancing itself” from the Syrian developments.
It said in a statement after its weekly meeting, it therefore demanded that the government summon the Syrian ambassador to Lebanon and order him to present an apology to the Lebanese people over the death of Maher Hamad, a Lebanese fisherman who was killed at the hands of Syrian forces on Saturday.
The statement asserted that “It should instead work on fortifying Lebanon against the repercussions of the crisis.”
“Its current policy is turning into an approach aimed at supporting the Syrian regime and speaking on its behalf,” it added.
It reiterated the March 14 forces’ position to thwart the “Syrian regime’s plans against Lebanon, its sovereignty, security, and stability.”
On Saturday, Syrian forces kidnapped three Lebanese fishermen off the coast of the northern border town of al-Arida.
It killed one of them and returned the other two hours after they were abducted.
The general secretariat also demanded that the government file a complaint to the United Nations against the Syrian regime’s repeated violations against Lebanon.
Addressing Iran's Quds Force, Brig. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s recent statements on Lebanon, it said that is a reflection of Iran’s control of Lebanon and its power over the residents of the South “in that their stability lies in Tehran’s hands.”
The March 14 general secretariat condemned the remarks and questioned the Lebanese government’s silence over them.
Soleimani said last week that the people of southern Lebanon and Iraq are under the effect of Iran’s “way of practice and thinking.”