Secretary General of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) in Lebanon Michel Mallo: Despite all tragedies and persecutions, the Syriac people will remain

BEIRUT — In a statement to SuroyoFM, Secretary General of the Zahle branch of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) in Lebanon Michel Mallo congratulated the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, in the homeland and abroad, on the advent of Akitu Assyrian-Chaldean-Babylonian New Year.

Mallo stated that the Syriac people, despite all the tragedies and persecutions they have suffered, with remain and thrive in their native lands. “We promise our people that we will keep consolidating the will of life, and stay steadfast,” said Mallo. “We will resist and continue fighting to strengthen the presence of our people in their historical land.”

The Syriac Union Party in Lebanon is a staunch opponent of the heavily armed Iranian proxy Hezbollah and a strong supporter of a federal Lebanon. The party believes that the main problem complicating the crises in Lebanon is Hezbollah which it considers hostile to international and Arab societies and interferes in state affairs through threats of violence. This has brought Lebanon to an unprecedented stage of isolation which led to its economic and political collapse.

Michel Mallo has previously stated that USUP in its party program adheres to three basic points that will ensure the return of sovereignty and independence to Lebanon:

  1. The implementation of Resolution 1559 which includes disarming militias, including Hezbollah;
  2. Lebanon’s neutrality is essential, stressing the importance of standing in support of Syriac Maronite Patriarch His Holiness Béchara Boutros Raï in his fundamental demand that restores Lebanon’s distinguished presence;
  3. The application of the federal system that expresses social pluralism and will elevate Lebanon to the ranks of the developed world.

Yesterday, several organizations, intellectuals, and influencers actively campaigned for neutrality and federalism on Twitter. The Twitter trending hashtag is  #لبنان_فدرالي_حيادي (#Lebanon_Federal_Neutral). Below an impression of the campaign.