FPM leader Michel Aoun, right, receives Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk in Rabieh, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Rival factions intensified efforts on the eve of a ministerial committee's meeting Friday aimed at reaching a compromise over the thorny issue of the resistance, the remaining obstacle delaying the Cabinet's policy statement, political sources said.The compromise will seek to reconcile the Baabda Declaration, upheld by President Michel Sleiman and the March 14 coalition, and Lebanon's right to armed resistance against Israeli occupation, which Speaker Nabih Berri and Hezbollah insist it be included in the Cabinet's policy statement, the sources said. Decisions of the National Dialogue Committee include the Baabda Declaration, which was approved by rival March 8 and March 14 leaders during a Dialogue session chaired by Sleiman at Baabda Palace in June 2012 .The rival factions remained at odds over whether a clause legitimizing Hezbollah's armed resistance against Israel should be mentioned in the policy statement.The bloc's statement comes a day after Berri said he would show more flexibility and end the row over the policy statement on condition that his rivals do the same first.
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