Former MP Fares Souaid called on Lebanon to respect the Taef Agreement and the Constitution as a reference to rescue the country from any foreign tutelage and to save civil peace. (Twitter)

March 2, 2020

A number of Lebanese politicians and activists launched on Sunday a national initiative to free the country of Iran’s tutelage and save it from the current economic, political, and financial crisis.

During the launch of the initiative, Former MP Fares Souaid called on Lebanon to respect the Taef Agreement and the Constitution as a reference to rescue the country from any foreign tutelage and to save civil peace.

“Lebanon is a final homeland for all its sons and it has an Arab identity and affiliation,” he said.

Souaid said that the prolonged disability of the political forces to solve the current crisis in Lebanon calls for a change in the ruling class, starting with early parliamentary elections based on a new electoral law that respects the Taef and the Constitution.

“The prolonged crisis is mainly due to the Iranian and Syrian tutelage, imposed on Lebanon since 1990. This tutelage has paralyzed the creation of a state and it isolated Lebanon from the Arab and international world,” the deputy said.

Soueid said that the International Support Group, during its meeting last December, called on the new government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab to swiftly and resolutely take a timely, tangible, credible, and comprehensive set of measures and reforms to stop and reverse the deepening crises, to address the needs and demands of the Lebanese people by respecting the Taef Accord and the Baabda Declaration and its commitments made at the Brussels, Paris, and Rome conferences.

Souaid, who is also the coordinator of the March 14 General Secretariat, accuses Hezbollah of serving Iranian directions.

Last October, he told Asharq Al-Awsat that Tehran wants to draw the attention of the US and the world by creating tensions and destabilizing the Arab world.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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