Sovereign Front for Lebanon meets Secretary-General of Arab League

BEIRUT — In the midst of the political fluctuations in Lebanon, a delegation from the Sovereign Front for Lebanon visited the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, at his residence in Al Habtoor Hotel in Beirut.

The delegation included Lebanese MPs Ashraf Rifi and Camille Chamoun, former minister Richard Kouyoumjian, and Change Movement leader Elie Mahfoud.

They handed Aboul Gheit a political memorandum that included a definition of the Sovereign Front, its goals, members, and the reason for its formation — to confront the attacks on Lebanon’s legitimacy and constitution by Iranian-backed Hezbollah.

The memorandum indicated that the Front believes only in dialogue, communication, peaceful civil frameworks, and effective participation in international institutions and organizations as the solution to the Lebanese crisis.

The Front thanked the Arab League for its interest in the Lebanese issue and expressed its aspiration for the League to activate Lebanon’s right to be liberated from Iranian hegemony.

It also called on the international community to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees, taking into account their safety, as Lebanon is no longer able to take care of them.

Aboul Gheit, in turn, stated that the League is keen to follow up on Lebanese issues, with a priority to the economic crisis to alleviate the Lebanese people’s burdens, in addition to the presidential election.