Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora speaks at the March 14 annual conference marking the 10th anniversary of the "Cedar Revolution" movement at BIEL in Beirut, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The fate of the 3-month-old dialogue between the Future Movement and Hezbollah hung up in the air Sunday as the two sides engaged in fresh diatribes, putting a new round of talks set for this week in jeopardy.MP Mohammad Raad, head of Hezbollah's bloc in Parliament, Sunday implicitly struck back at former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, a day after the head of the parliamentary Future bloc warned that the Lebanese state was no longer able to ensure the continuity of its institutions as a result of Hezbollah's intervention in the 4-year-old war in Syria. Raad also scoffed at the March 14 formation of a National Council.Raad's remarks came a day after the March 14 coalition marked the 10th anniversary of its founding with the creation of a National Council designed to reassert its multisectarian nature and a warning that the Lebanese state was no longer able to ensure the continuity of its institutions due to Hezbollah's involvement in the war in Syria.
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