Bassil backs peace with Israel, says won't go to Syria as presidential hopeful
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Friday said anew that he is in favor of “peace with Israel,” while adding that such a peace would have its “conditions.”
“I would like to see us reaching peace with Israel and Hizbullah does not agree with me in this issue,” Bassil said in an interview on LBCI television, a few hours before electoral silence begins for Sunday’s parliamentary elections.
“We must reach peace but peace has its condition,” he added.
Asked about visiting Syria “as a presidential candidate,” Bassil said such a scenario is not on the table.
As for the post-elections period, the FPM chief said: “We must have two courses -- the first is the formation of a government and the election of a president, and the second is real dialogue about the issue of the system, including decentralization, the defense strategy and halting the collapse.”
Separately, Bassil said the FPM holds Speaker Nabih Berri “largely responsible for everything that happened to the presidential tenure” of President Michel Aoun.