BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – An official from Saad Hariri’s Future Movement told the Lebanese daily Al-Joumhouria on Wednesday that they see “no possible” settlement with the Syrian government as long as they remain under the rule of President Bashar Al-Assad.

There’s “No possible opening to Damascus under the rule of President Bashar al-Assad unless it is preceded by a just and lasting political settlement that grants the Syrian people their rights and freedoms and recognizes what they have suffered for years at the hands of the regime,” the official told Al-Joumhouria.

The official told the Lebanese daily, “and this settlement must be sponsored and guaranteed Arab and international communities, and mst lead to the establishment of democratic rule in Syria.”

“Any talk of openness or normalization between us and Assad, in light of the present abnormal reality, is nothing more than a pebble in the eyes or the kind of illusions that some of the regime’s allies make for certain ends. And basically, the openness will be on Syria’s state and people, not Syria’s regime,” they said. 

“The Future Movement maintains that it is not wavering on this hard-line stance against Damascus-Assad and that talking about reconciliation with Assad under the pressure of the country’s political or economic interests or on the personal interest of Hariri is not true,” they continued.

The Future Movement official added that Lebanon desires to boost its economic cooperation with Syria, adding that they need Damascus in the long-run to stabilize their markets.

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Poor old Saudi puppet Hariri doesn’t realize that Lebanon already has a “settlement” with Syria – and has done for decades. Maybe he needs another “holiday” back home in Riyadh – catch up with his good pal Bone Sawman. After all, they are great chums, right? There was no kidnapping – no forced resignation – all just a misunderstanding, eh? Hurry up and retire you crooked old fraud. Assad is a thousand times the man and leader than you will ever be, and I’ll bet many Lebanese feel the same way.

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Stern Daler

The Future Movement has no future because President Assad won the war against its financial and political sponsors in Riyadh.

Ghifari X

Would somebody tell that Little boy that he has no say in this affair. Syria is not MBS’s Ritz.