Report: March 14 to Boycott Parliamentary Session for Armenian President, Another on Gaza
The March 14 opposition decided on Tuesday to boycott the parliamentary session that Speaker Nabih Berri called for on November 27 to hear a speech by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
“We will not attend the two legislative session that Berri called for to welcome the Armenian president and to show solidarity with the Palestinian people” against the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, high-ranking sources in the opposition said in comments published in An Nahar newspaper.
The sources said that the March 14 alliance is preparing for “a series of activities to express support to Gaza.”
They also said that a delegation from the opposition will hold talks with Sargysyan to stress the friendship and ties of cooperation between Lebanon and Armenia.
On Monday, Berri lashed out at the opposition after it accused him of seeking to push it into the “trap” of attending parliamentary sessions despite vows by the coalition to boycott legislative activity.
The alliance boycotted all parliamentary activity following the October 19 assassination of the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau chief, Wissam al-Hasan, in a car bomb explosion in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district after it blamed the government of covering up the killing.
The March 14 coalition said that the invitation to the November 27 session and plans for another session to show solidarity with the Palestinian people against the Israeli aggression on Gaza are seen as attempts by Berri to "corner" the opposition and end its boycott of the parliament.