Hajjar; We want a president committed to Taif, Declaration of Baabda

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Future bloc member, MP Mohammad Hajjar said in an interview to the Future TV that “the absence of the head of state is the reason for all the anxiety and the fear felt by every Lebanese citizen.”

“The position of the March 8, specifically Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement, are clear against attending the meetings dedicated for the election of a President of the Republic. We are fully aware that Hezbollah only wants a president with certain characteristics that serve the Iranian project,” he said.

“This project is looking for influence in the region, and wants to use the card of the Lebanese President in its negotiations on the nuclear dossier. Unfortunately, Hezbollah is harmonious with these guidelines, and thus keeps disrupting quorum.”

Hajjar said “we want a strong president who unites the Lebanese and finds common denominators among them. The President we are looking for is someone who is committed to the Taif agreement and the Declaration of Baabda.”

He pointed out that former Premier Saad Hariri has no veto against anyone, assuring that “the head of the Kataeb Party Amin Gemayel is among the foundations of the March 14 forces and we do not mind his arrival to the presidency.”

On the other hand, Hajjar tackled the subject of the kidnapped military elements, and said “I do not deny the existence of a national crisis posed by this issue, but dealing with it, in my personal opinion, needs to be national and not factional.”

“Two factors are required to resolve the issue of the kidnapped military and security personnel: the first is confidence in the government and the second is maintaining the prestige of the state,” he went on.

Pertaining to the rumors about the existence of sleeper cells in various Lebanese regions, Hajjar called on the security services of the army and internal security forces, and intelligence to control the security situation, and carry out their duties in full.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY LEBANON