Lebanese Speaker calls to resume dialogue
Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri invited Wednesday political leaders for a consultation session to be held October 30 aimed at resolving demands for the formation of a national unity government.
He said Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has the right to be represented by any delegate he chooses for "security considerations." "I call on all national dialogue sides to come back to the roundtable in parliament to consult around the table, and not go down the streets," Berri told a news conference in Beirut.
He said the first session of "a maximum" 15-day consultation period will commence in parliament on Monday, October 30 for discussions on "the national unity government and a new electoral law." "Any issue to be agreed upon (in the meeting) will be subject to implementation," said Berri.
The dialogue was last scheduled for July 25, but the outbreak of the Israel-Hizbullah war has prevented the resumption of the talks.