Lawmakers leave Parliament after a failed session to elect a President in Beirut, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah and the Future Movement exhibited their commitment to shielding Lebanon from regional fires Thursday, holding their ninth round of talks despite deep rifts which emerged over the Yemen war.Hezbollah was represented by Nasrallah political aide Hussein Khalil, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan and MP Hasan Fadlallah.As dialogue sessions continue uninterrupted, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said national interest trumped Arab solidarity when it comes to the government's official position on the Yemen war and Hezbollah's intervention in the Syria.The bloc also stressed the importance of resorting to internal Yemeni dialogue as a prelude to a political solution to the conflict, according to a statement released after the bloc's weekly meeting.Lawmakers from MP Michel Aoun's parliamentary Change and Reform bloc, Hezbollah MPs and their March 8 allies, have thwarted a quorum since April 2014 by boycotting parliamentary sessions, demanding an agreement beforehand with their March 14 rivals.
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