March 14 call lebanon’s objection to Syria’s suspension shameful


The March 14 General Secretariat on Wednesday condemned the Lebanese government’s “shameful” move to object to an Arab League decision to suspend Syria’ membership.

“ We condemn the position of the government and we believe it is a shameful and will harm Lebanon’s interest and dignity,” the coalition said in a statement.

March 14 commended the Arab League’s position vis-à-vis the Syrian crisis, and voiced hope that the meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Morocco later in the day “will be a fundamental for supporting the Syrian people.”

The General Secretariat also called on Prime Minister Najib Mikati , whose government is completely dominated by the Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah March 8 coalition – to “resign in order to protect the interests of the Lebanese people.”

Foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League are expected to formalize their decision to suspend Syria for refusing to end its bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters.

The suspension decision has enraged Syria, which considers itself a bastion of Arab nationalism. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem boycotted the meeting.

Damascus fears the United States and its allies might use the rare Arab consensus to press for tougher sanctions at the United Nations. Veto-wielding Russia and China have so far opposed efforts at the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Syria — a stance that could become harder to maintain in the face of the Arab stance.



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