In remarks published Tuesday by the daily As-Safir, Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri who is a key ally of the Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah movement stressed that the resistance issue was not a subject for bargaining.
“I will not back down on this demand because the issue is not only linked to the future of Lebanon but to its resurrection,” Berri thought.
He refused to link the issue of abolishing political sectarianism with resistance weapons issue and said:
“Let it be known that the resistance is a non-negotiable issue for me,” Berri said.
The resistance, he added, is a “strategic choice that is not subject to bargaining.”