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March 14 urges Hezbollah to Lebanonize

File - Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, center, speaks during a March 14 meeting in Majdalyoun, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: The March 14 coalition Wednesday slammed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah for “political triumphalism,” accusing him of trying to make gains in the presidential election.

Nasrallah’s Liberation Day speech “offered political triumphalism, based on the illusion of victory in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon,” the coalition said in a statement at the end of the group’s weekly meeting.

It said Nasrallah’s effort was an attempt to increase his power in negotiations "with the rest of the Lebanese to ensure his best interests in the presidential election, and perhaps parliamentary elections at the expense of the Lebanese.”

The coalition, led by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Future Movement, also urged Hezbollah to return to its Lebanon roots.

“We call on Hezbollah to retrace its steps to Lebanon with Lebanese specifications based on the Constitution and not on the balance of power,” March 14 said.

 

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