NB after meeting with Le Drian: We reiterated our call for an independent rescue government to prepare for elections; August 4 crime accountability

The Lebanese National Bloc Party released the following statement:

The Lebanese National Bloc Party, represented by Secretary-General Pierre Issa, participated yesterday in the meeting between the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and revolutionary opposition parties and groups, following an invitation from the French Embassy in Lebanon.

While the National Bloc Party appreciates that France is concerned about the Lebanese issue, the Secretary-General affirmed during the meeting the party's request for an independent transitional government, as an entry point to stop the economic and financial collapse and to prepare the ground for transparent and modern parliamentary elections. He reiterated calls for holding accountable those responsible for the August 4 crime.

It should be noted that participants in this meeting had unanimously agreed on the ruling system’s inability to assume responsibility for repairing the systematic destruction and its ongoing criminal actions against the lives, security, and properties of the Lebanese.

Based on the principle of sovereignty and transparency in all our international and Arab relations, the party confirmed the necessity of restoring Lebanon’s well-deserved leading role among countries. It emphasized that this would not be possible before exposing the entire political system and its illegitimate figures.

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