Hariri backs dialogue

Published January 14th, 2011 - 05:57 GMT
Hariri
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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri stated on Friday that the rival political blocs had no alternative to dialogue after the collapse of his "unity government" on Wednesday. 

"There is no alternative for all of us to dialogue, and no side in Lebanon will be able to eliminate the other," Hariri said, according to Reuters. 

According to Hariri, he will work with President Michel Suleiman, who will start consultations on Monday to form a new government. However, he did not specify whether he would be a candidate for the post of prime minister. 

"I will stick to my commitment to open up to cooperation with the president and all leaderships on the basis of continuous dialogue and reaching logical solutions for our common issues, no matter how complicated it is," he said.

Hariri was speaking after returning from an international tour.

 

Sources close to Hizbullah said Friday they would oppose the nomination of Hariri as the next PM. 

 

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