Phalange: Nasrallah’s Call for Constituent Assembly Can’t Succeed in Presence of Illegal Arms

Posted on: June 04, 2012 at 00:10
The Phalange Party said Monday that the success of the constituent assembly, which Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has recently called for, can only be guaranteed in the presence of a strong state that is exclusively in charge of the political, security and military decisions in the country.

Nasrallah called on Friday for the creation of an elected or appointed constituent assembly to build a strong state and end sectarian divisions. He urged President Michel Suleiman to weigh the creation of such an assembly during the National Dialogue that is set to be held at Baabda palace on June 11.

In a statement issued after the weekly meeting of its political bureau, the Phalange Party condemned the renewed clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen rival neighborhoods, urging the relevant authorities to take the convenient measures to “pull Tripoli out of the Syrian conflict.”

The party called on the government to refuse “consensual security” and uncover the security violators “because Tripoli has the right for stability and safety.”

The Phalange Party stressed that “the army must impose security and protect civil peace instead of separating between the rival factions.''

The party said that its leader Amin Gemayel is holding contacts with “friends and allies to ensure a healthy atmosphere for dialogue, as well as national consensus on basic assumptions to keep Lebanon away from regional conflicts.”

The statement said that all-party talks can only succeed in a strong country with exclusive legitimate arms, adding that the dialogue is meant to establish a modern civil state, free of illegal arms and autonomous security zones.

Separately, the Phalange party reiterated its call concerning the displaced Syrians in Lebanon, for the establishment of a crisis cell to deal with the repercussions of the events in Syria, particularly the issue of the displaced.
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