Translated by Staff
The Hezbollah and Amal Movement Command issued the following statement:
Given the formation of the negotiating delegation on the demarcation of borders, which holds its first meeting on Wednesday, we are concerned to present the following:
The frame agreement that was announced by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri regarding the demarcation of borders has stressed in its introduction to be based on the April 1996 Understanding and the UNSCR 1701 upon which periodical meetings would be solely held between military officers.
Hence, the formation of the Lebanese delegation as it was announced, and including civilian figures, violates the frame agreement and the content of the April Understanding. Therefore, the stance of Hezbollah and Amal Movement, based on their commitment to the national constants and refusal of being dragged towards what the Zionist enemy wants by the formation of its negotiating delegation, which majorly includes political and economic figures, announce that:
“They openly reject what happened as it goes against the basis of understandings upon which the frame agreement was made. This harms the stance of Lebanon, its ultimate interest, and trespasses all of our country’s elements of power. It also deals a strong blow to Lebanon’s role, resistance, Arab position, and represents a submission to the ‘Israeli’ logic that wants to obtain any form of normalization.”
The two sides demand to immediately backtrack the decision and re-form the delegation in concordance with the frame deal.