Abi Ramia wishes for positive future between LF, FPM

JANUARY 20, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Change and Reform Parliamentary bloc MP, Simon Abi Ramia, regretted on Tuesday “the harsh history of relations between the Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement,” hoping that the opportunity would come for both parties to write a positive future together.

Interviewed by LBC T.V., the lawmaker capitalized on the seriousness of ongoing negotiations between the LF and the FPM, and that of the anticipated meeting between both parties’ leaders.

“We hope to come out with a positive result at the Christian and national levels,” he said, highlighting both sides’ commitment to whatever the upshot of ongoing negotiations might be.

On another level, the MP offered Hezbollah his heartfelt condolences on the loss of some of its senior military men in an Israeli attack in the Syrian town of Qneitra.

“There had been a status quo that Israel might have breached to serve internal electoral agendas,” the lawmaker said, suggesting as well that Israel’s attack might have been an attempt to hinder Iran’s nuclear negations.

In response to a question, the lawmaker affirmed that Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian warfare was no longer a secret, but aimed to deter schemes to transform Shebaa Farms into another Arsal.

Abi Ramia also confirmed that Hezbollah’s response to the Israeli attack would be meticulously studied. He also confirmed the FPM’s continued support to Hezbollah and to “any other party to be attacked by Israel.”