The Lebanese-American Coordination Committee renewed its call for “the establishment of an international fact-finding committee” in response to “the continued obstruction of the Lebanese judiciary by the de facto forces in completing the investigation into the Beirut port bombing.” And it affirmed the eligibility of the struggle of “the reformist, transformative sovereign forces, and the living societal forces, to push in this direction.” And it considered that what was stated in the last statement of the five-year committee after its meeting in Qatar was in terms of “emphasizing the need to implement the Taif Agreement and the United Nations resolutions related to Lebanon” open the door to “restoring sovereignty and implementing reforms.” Therefore, “what is required is to elect a sovereign, reformist, salvage president in Parliament, and to stop obstructing the electoral process by those who seek to impose rules with nothing to do with the constitution.” It also considered what was stated in the European Parliament’s recent decision in terms of “linking the return of Syrian refugees to a political solution, which constitutes unfairness to the enormous burdens that Lebanon suffers as a result of the Syrian asylum, to the extent that this asylum threatens Lebanon’s identity.”
This came in the statement issued by the committee, here is its text: “On the eve of the third anniversary of the Beirut port bombing crime, with the obstruction of justice it faces, Lebanon has been facing, for eight months, a serious vacancy in the position of the presidency of the republic. And now the vacancy is extending to the governorship of the Banque du Liban. With the continued decomposition of state institutions, striking the effectiveness of the private sector, and the assault on freedoms, all of which severely impede all efforts to implement the constitution, restore sovereignty, revive economic recovery, and implement structural and sectoral reforms, and thus threaten Lebanon’s identity and entity.
The Lebanese-American Coordinating Committee (LACC), which includes eight American-Lebanese organizations, and with them the Civic Influence Forum as the advisory organization for the LACC, closely follows, with great interest and concern, the challenges facing the Lebanese people at all levels. Hence the time has come to point out the following:
- The continued obstruction of the de facto forces of the Lebanese judiciary in completing the investigation to announce the truth in the Beirut port bombing (4 August 2020), confirms the right to continue the struggle of the reformist and transformative sovereign forces, and the living societal forces, including residents and expatriates, to push for the establishment of a commission of inquiry International facts And justice will inevitably come.
- What was stated in the last statement of the Five-Year Committee after its meeting in Doha, Qatar (07/17/2023) in terms of emphasizing the need to implement the Taif Agreement and relevant United Nations resolutions in Lebanon, and to stop obstructing the election of a president for the Lebanese Republic, which opens the door to restoring Sovereignty, and the implementation of financial, economic, and social reforms constitute a roadmap to salvation that coincides with the aspirations of the Lebanese people. Therefore, any drift towards side choices implies a flagrant violation of the constitution and is unacceptable. What is required is to elect a sovereign, reformist, and rescue president in Parliament, and to stop obstructing the electoral process from those who seek to impose norms that have nothing to do with the constitution.
- What was stated in the European Parliament’s resolution (07/12/2023) regarding recommendations towards Lebanon indicates that we are certain that the international community is in the stage of approaching the causes of the Lebanese crisis.Foremost among them is the violation of sovereignty, the obstruction of justice, the obstruction of the democratic process in the municipal elections and the election of the President of the Republic, the generalization of corruption, and the isolation of Lebanon from its Arab and international environment. In this approach, the choices of the Lebanese people meet at all levels. And the threat of sanctions against all those who do the above is only a clear indication of the steadfastness of the international position in its support for the impunity of these people.
It remains that Clause (13) of the resolution, which linked the return of the Syrian refugees to the political solution, is unfair to the enormous burdens that Lebanon suffers as a result of the Syrian asylum, to the extent that this asylum threatens the identity of Lebanon
From the Syrian regime and its allies from the de facto forces in Syria.
- The restriction of freedoms in Lebanon, and the assault on the free media with unacceptable practices, calls for a decisive stand by the reformist, transformative sovereign forces, and the lively societal forces, to confront all attempts to surround the free people in Lebanon and raise the voice to preserve freedom, which is the founding value of Lebanon .
The Lebanese-American Coordination Committee (LACC) pledges to the Lebanese people to continue the struggle for the Lebanese cause without relenting, and commends the launch of the Lebanese-French Coordination Committee (CCLF) in Paris – France (06/27/2023) looking forward to intensifying cooperation with it, and with All alienation in the same context.