Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said Thursday "darkness shrouds the Arab Summit" scheduled to be held in Damascus March 29-30 "and for that reason I insist on salvaging the Lebanon situation." Moussa pointed to the possibility of electing a new president for Lebanon ahead of the summit, saying the last postponement of a parliamentary session was "not necessary."
"This delay came at a time when leaders sat together and agreed on a number of points, except for one or two," Moussa was quoted as saying by al-Hayat newspaper. "Electing a President would have helped (resolve) these issues," Moussa said. The AL chief acknowledged that the Hizbullah-led opposition still insists on veto power, a demand rejected by the coalition.
On Lebanon's participation in the Arab summit, Moussa conveyed that Lebanon should be invited.