Salam heads the ministerial committee at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The seven-member committee's meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail, witnessed a heated debate between March 8 and March 14 ministers when Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb demanded that the Baabda Declaration be included in the policy statement and rejected the tripartite formula of "The Army, the resistance and the people" upheld by Hezbollah and its allies.A terse statement issued after the three-hour meeting said the committee discussed a number of topics and would meet again at 5 p.m. Friday. Comments made by ministers from the two camps reflected difficulties in reaching an agreement soon on the Cabinet's policy statement.The policy statement has been a polarizing issue that could paralyze Cabinet's work if left unresolved.March 8 ministerial sources said the resistance provision should be included in the Cabinet's policy statement in one way or another, adding that this matter was irreversible.
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