Siniora: Hezbollah’s arms only issue to discuss in dialogue talks

Former PM and current Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora on Wednesday responded to Speaker Nabih Berri’s criticism that the bloc is “placing conditions” for engaging in national dialogue.

In a statement issued by his office, Siniora questioned Berri’s comments, asking “If Hezbollah’s arms are a source of dispute in the country, then why wouldn’t we want to call for addressing it in dialogue ?”

The statement said : “Hezbollah’s arms is the only pending issue out of a number of matters proposed by Berri during his press conference on March 3, 2006, so why is he questioning our demand to return to his suggestions?”

The statement added: “We are all aspiring for the rise of the fair and capable state, which controls the arms and is able of confronting Israel.”

Siniora asked in the statement : “Why haven’t the decisions of the dialogue been implemented, especially those on demarcating the Lebanese-Syrian border and tackling the possession of arms inside and outside Palestinian refugee camps?”

“The Future bloc mentioned in its Tuesday statement that dialogue has always been the best way to resolve disputes,” the statement said.

It also said that “the everyone’s intention is to look for solutions….on condition that all parties’ demands are taken into account.”

Siniora added that his bloc believes “no progress can take place” if the issue of Hezbollah’s arms is not tackled.

In a reference to the Future bloc, Berri said in remarks published Wednesday that “whoever wants to participate in the national dialogue sessions should not do so demanding conditions.”

In May 2008 Hezbollah , which claims to be a resistance movement aimed at defending Lebanon against Israel pointed its guns against the Lebanese people when its gunmen invaded and occupied the western part of Beirut and tried but failed to occupy Mt Lebanon.

  • plomca

    So true!  Nothing can take place until Hezbollah arms is resolved. They must disarm
    A un-arm Hezbollah  = PEACE for Lebanon

  • plomca

    So true!  Nothing can take place until Hezbollah arms is resolved. They must disarm
    A un-arm Hezbollah  = PEACE for Lebanon

  • Anonymous

    So true!  Nothing can take place until Hezbollah arms is resolved. They must disarm
    A un-arm Hezbollah  = PEACE for Lebanon

  • 5thDrawer

    Oh My … do you think some MP’s are reading this ‘blog-site’? I keep hearing statements that almost sound sensible …

  • Anonymous

    Oh My … do you think some MP’s are reading this ‘blog-site’? I keep hearing statements that almost sound sensible …

  • 316909

    I can tell you the conversation that took place during the time the photo above was taken. My friend actually took the pic and has a recording of it.

    PM Siniora: We agree to talk about everything and take part in the government to a certain extent.

    Berri: By everything do you actually really think we want to talk about everything? Some things are best left alone.

    PM Siniora: We have to mention the weapons. Just give us a guarantee that you will not use them to force us into doing what you want.

    Berri: By use them do you mean not to use them?

    Siniora: Yes.

    Berri: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that funny man! When did we ever do that???  Just relax guy! Whats wrong with you? These wepons are for defending Lebanon from Israel only and if you dont like that I can order 3000 men to start killing people now and youre going to be first. You feel me dog!

    Siniora: Thats what im talking about!

    Berri: what you dont want to defend Lebanon? are you a spy? you know what we do with spies dont you!

    Siniora: Hey maybe I should talk this over with my people, have my people call your people….. I should go now!!!

    Berri: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! I love getting into intelligent democratic conversations and winning! Im so smart! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    True story guys!

  • Anonymous

    I can tell you the conversation that took place during the time the photo above was taken. My friend actually took the pic and has a recording of it.

    PM Siniora: We agree to talk about everything and take part in the government to a certain extent.

    Berri: By everything do you actually really think we want to talk about everything? Some things are best left alone.

    PM Siniora: We have to mention the weapons. Just give us a guarantee that you will not use them to force us into doing what you want.

    Berri: By use them do you mean not to use them?

    Siniora: Yes.

    Berri: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that funny man! When did we ever do that???  Just relax guy! Whats wrong with you? These wepons are for defending Lebanon from Israel only and if you dont like that I can order 3000 men to start killing people now and youre going to be first. You feel me dog!

    Siniora: Thats what im talking about!

    Berri: what you dont want to defend Lebanon? are you a spy? you know what we do with spies dont you!

    Siniora: Hey maybe I should talk this over with my people, have my people call your people….. I should go now!!!

    Berri: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! I love getting into intelligent democratic conversations and winning! Im so smart! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    True story guys!

  • antar2011

    ma3oo 7a2 with what he is saying but walahi zhe2na from mere talks.

    time for actions.

    • 5thDrawer

      Maybe time for walking green signs again …

  • antar2011

    ma3oo 7a2 with what he is saying but walahi zhe2na from mere talks.

    time for actions.

  • Anonymous

    ma3oo 7a2 with what he is saying but walahi zhe2na from mere talks.

    time for actions.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe time for walking green signs again …