Prime Minister Saad Hariri and UAE ambassador to Lebanon Hamad bin Saeed al-Shamsi lay the cornerstone for the UAE embassy in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri called Monday on rival Lebanese parties to fully comply with the government's policy of dissociation from regional conflicts, in the latest attempt to reassure Arab Gulf states infuriated by Hezbollah's deep involvement in the war in Syria and other regional disputes.Last week, Berri sent his proposal to Progressive Socialist Party head MP Walid Jumblatt, who later passed it on to Hariri via former minister MP Wael Abu Faour.However, Aoun was waiting for Hariri's return to Beirut to be briefed on Berri's initiative before announcing his stance on it, an official source at Baabda Palace told The Daily Star Sunday.Although the president has not yet responded to Berri's proposal, a senior official of the Free Patriotic Movement said Aoun would not bargain over the combination of decrees as suggested by the speaker.In what appeared to be a sequel to the decree crisis, an MP from Berri's parliamentary bloc lashed out at FPM leader and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, a day after he appeared to criticize Berri for dismissing the officers' decree as "a flagrant violation" of the Constitution.
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