File - President Michel Sleiman speaks during an interview with The Daily Star at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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President Michel Sleiman said Sunday the National Dialogue must go on, expressing regret that some parties have decided not to participate following hints from Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah that his party may also boycott the Dialogue.Sleiman's speech comes one day before the first scheduled Dialogue session since 2012, amidst mounting opposition from some corners.The last Dialogue session was held in September 2012, during which Sleiman proposed a national defense strategy that would allow Hezbollah to keep its weapons but under the command of the Lebanese Army, which would enjoy a monopoly on the use of force.For his part, MP Fadi Karam, from the Lebanese Forces, confirmed Sunday that his party would not attend the Dialogue session, describing it as "a waste of time". Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan also announced that his party will boycott Monday's National Dialogue session.
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