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Hariri: Nasrallah speech positive, Hizbullah´s arsenal will only be discussed through the national dialogue

Hariri: Nasrallah speech positive, Hizbullah´s arsenal will only be discussed through the national dialogue
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Source: Nowlebanon.com, 10-6-2009

"Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's Monday speech was positive," Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri told the Lebanese daily al-Hayat on Wednesday, adding that "Hizbullah's arsenal will only be discussed through the national dialogue."

Nasrallah congratulated in his televised speech the Lebanese people, the judiciary, the Lebanese Armed Forces and the security forces on the June 7 parliamentary elections, saying, "The one-day elections were a big challenge, and we succeeded in it."

The Hizbullah leader also congratulated the March 14 alliance for their victory, although he added that they "should rise to the responsibility" of their position as the new majority. The alliance had secured 71 seats in the 128-seat parliament, and Hizbullah and its Shia and Christian allies took 57.

Also, Hariri emphasized on President Michel Suleiman's role, saying that his parliamentary bloc is at Suleiman's service.
Hariri emphasized the necessity of dialogue and need for cooperation among all parties "for the sake of Lebanon," assuring that the March 14's electoral victory remains in Lebanon's best interest and would build stability. "Our victory does not target any party," he said.

In an interview with British BBC radio, the Future Movement leader admittedly said, "We are certainly taking advantage of any Saudi-Syrian agreement," adding, "We aim to have good relations with Syria."
With the new parliament elected, the delicate position of speaker, a seat reserved for a Shia - and which has been held by current Speaker Nabih Berri since 1992-remains open for debate.

While many have voiced support for re-electing Berri, such as Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, Hariri remained silent on the issue. He described his relationship with Berri as "excellent," however, he said that the majority will review what serves Lebanon's best political interest.