Hariri: March 14 not the exclusive property of one faction

Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri said in a statement on Wednesday that the March 14 coalition was not a traditional political movement nor did it belong exclusively to one faction.

“March 14 is not the property of one party or movement, and is not a traditional political endeavor,” the statement quoted Hariri as saying.

He added that the coalition that  achieved Lebanon’s “the second independence” was “deeper than just a political gathering.”

Later on Wednesday, March 14 will announce its political paper, which will be read during the seventh commemoration of the 2005 protest movement. The coalition’s General Secretariat coordinator Fares Soueid said that the objective of the paper “is to establish a state that would have a monopoly on weapons.”

The MP also commented on the situation in Syria and warned against counting on the survival of the Syrian regime.

“It is illogical for any faction to capitalize on countering the course of history and breathing life into a regime that is expiring day after day,” Hariri said.

He also reiterated his support for the Syrian people in their attempt to overcome the “tragedy they are facing.”

The UN said more than 8,000 people have been killed in the crackdown on Syrian protesters who have been demonstrating against the Baath regime since mid-March 2011.

-NOW Lebanon

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