Guardians of the Cedars - National Lebanese Movement
Central Directorate.

The party of the Guardians of the Cedars-National Lebanese Movement issued the following communiqué:

The questions under consideration at present are old/new questions and the Party feels the need to recall them briefly:

  1. The Election Law: It seems that the uproar of both the so-called Opposition and the so-called Loyalists to the proposed law are relative to purely personal considerations. The Party, however, believes that a small or a large electoral ward is as bad one as the other as long as the elections are held under Syrian occupation. Consequently, before requiring a fair election law, we must require full Independence and National Sovereignty before anything else. The party firmly believes that there can be neither genuine Loyalists nor genuine Opposition but only puppets upon whom the Syrians confer particular roles designed to keep Lebanon in a state of weakness and anarchy and complete dependence on Syrian troops.
  2. The question of the implantation of Palestinian refugees: The positive position regarding this question is the refusal of the implantation on the political and official levels. But the negative position is linking the refusal of the implantation with the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their land . The Party believes that the refusal of implantation should be linked only with the need of the departure of the Palestinian from Lebanon. Their right to return to their land is not a Lebanese concern.
  3. The negotiations: The Lebanese government insists on the unity of the Lebanese and Syrian tracks and on the support of the terrorism they call Resistance, insisting that this is an immutable Lebanese position. The Party, on the contrary, insists that the true immutable Lebanese position should concern the Sovereignty, Independence and freedom of decision. The unity of the Lebanese and Syrian tracks is not a political constant but a slogan to hide the relinquishment of the Sovereignty, Independence and freedom of decision.

    At the Service of Lebanon,
    the Chief,
    Etienne Sacre.