| 08.02,12. 11:20 PM |
March 14: 14 Feb commemoration, a new stage for struggle to achieve full independence
The March 14 general-secretariat confirmed Wednesday that the commemoration ceremony on the seventh anniversary of ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s Feb. 2005 assassination, a rally that will be held next Tuesday in BIEL, will be a “new stage for struggle” to achieve full independence and gain sovereignty and democracy for the sake of stability.
The general-secretariat described, in a statement after its weekly meeting, Premier Najib Miqati’s government as a “failed cabinet” and said it was “staggering at the beat of the Syrian regime’s wobble.”
It also accused it of tarnishing Lebanon’s image abroad, saying its different factions were bickering on the division of shares.
Turning to Hizbullah, the alliance’s general-secretariat said this party was putting a group of Lebanese in confrontation with all the Syrian people and “linking Lebanon’s fate with the fate of Syria’s dictatorial regime.”
It condemned the veto of Russia and China on Saturday on a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at giving strong backing to an Arab League plan to end the Assad regime’s deadly crackdown.
It said the veto has encouraged Syrian authorities to commit more “massacres and kill hundreds of people daily.”
It also reiterated its support for the Syrian revolution and hailed the decision of Gulf Cooperation Countries to withdraw their ambassadors from Damascus.
The March 14 general-secretariat, also criticized what it called a raid carried out by the Lebanese army in the northern areas bordering Syria, describing it as an abnormal deployment.
“The March 14 forces, which have continuously called for the deployment of the army on the Lebanese border with Syria to protect it along with the regions near it, its residents and the refugees, expresses regret to what happened in the areas of Akkar several days ago where a military operation took the form of a raid,” the general-secretariat said in the statement.
“This doesn’t look like any of the natural deployments that we had asked for,” it said, urging the Lebanese authorities not to link the country with the developments in Syria.