Despite the Hezbollah and LF boycott, Jumblatt said he and Berri would attend the Dialogue session. (The Daily Star/Hasan Ibrahim, HO)
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A boycott by Hezbollah and three other March 8 parties of a new round of National Dialogue, scheduled for Monday, in protest at what they perceived as President Michel Sleiman's biased stances threw the fate of intra-Lebanese talks into disarray.Despite the boycott by Hezbollah and other March 8 parties and the LF, a source at Baabda Palace said the Dialogue session was still planned as scheduled.The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV said the reason for the party's boycott of the Dialogue session was what it termed Sleiman's "offensive and harmful speech" against the resistance.LF leader Samir Geagea confirmed his party's boycott of the Dialogue session, saying Hezbollah was not serious about talks over its arsenal.Despite the Hezbollah and LF boycott, Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said he and Speaker Nabih Berri would attend the Dialogue session.Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan also announced that his party would boycott the Dialogue session.
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