Commenting on the international concern to put the peace process back on track, the Guardians of the Cedars - National Lebanese Movement issued the following communiqué:
The Middle East is at present witnessing an intense diplomatic activity aimed at reanimating the peace process, impeded on the Israeli-Palestine track and blocked on the Lebanese-Syrian-Israeli track. It seems however, that none of those diplomats has any substantial proposals to offer capable of removing the hindrance, or provide an approach that might at least present a crack in the ice, freezing the peace process.
Despite the apparent importance of this activity in giving the illusion that the Middle East question is again in the limelight, and thereby raising hope in the broken hearts of the people of the region after all these successive wars and dissensions, the Guardians of the Cedars, wishing to be realistic, cannot but minimize the importance of this activity, for the following reasons:
Consequently, in the name of the Lebanese people we appeal to the United Nations, in the person of its Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, to reconsider the policy it has so far adopted towards Lebanon, and examine its causes and results. The pursuing of this policy can only turn Lebanon to a time bomb which might explode at any time, transforming the effort for peace into an incitement to war, which will bring disaster to the whole region.
At the service of Lebanon,