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الأربعاء 20 أيلول 2017
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 تاريخ في:2010-10-13الكاتب:المصدر:خاص "رسالة بيروت" « السابق التالي »
 Open Letter to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
 
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Mr. President,


You come as a guest to our country at our President’s invitation. We hope that your visit will support our sovereign and independent country as well as our way of life, just as your predecessor’s visit- President Mohammad Khatami- did and touched all the Lebanese hearts.


However, the duty of hospitality also calls for open honesty. We would not be honest with you if what we believe in is not right and worth saying. We would not be honest with you if we do not seek your friendship on the basis of equality and mutual respect.


The first thing we will be honest about is that a part of the Lebanese take their strength from you and abuse it on the others as well as on the state as an attempt to restore absurd and unfortunate adventures done by different non Lebanese parties successively for decades. This is half of the bitter truth. Its other half is that you are attempting to interfere, just like others that came before you, in our affairs, where foreign interference was just to use Lebanon internally; the big slogans and the good intentions could not decorate or block the actual truth of this use.


Mr. President,


We heard that you come today under the slogan of “supporting Lebanon in the face of Israel and the United States”. And we are expecting to hear from you offers of arming our state and providing it with other means of support for this end that you set as mentioned above. We will not discuss your classification of some countries, but we say that your support to the Lebanese state – with your continuous support of an internal party through money and weapons- will be as an act of giving in one hand and ruining what was given in the other hand! This is why we strongly believe that the best thing that you can offer Lebanon, based on your special relationship with the Islamic resistance, is to persuade this resistance to enter the confines of the state… the rest are all details.


As long as the talk relates to the confrontation of Israel and the United States, we draw your attention on your words: “changing the face of the region starting from Lebanon”, and “the defeat of the United States on Lebanese territory” and “wiping out the Israeli state by the force of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon”… These words are far away from being keen on Lebanon as much as it is far from reality. It also shows that your visit is that of a top leader to its forefront. You, Mr. President, are not doing except more of what the Arab countries had done for decades, when they made our country as the only military confrontation area against Israel. Please note that these countries have finally realized their mistake and had previously been kind enough to classify our country as a “support state” rather than a state for confrontation. You, Mr. President do not seem that you are in the process of being aware of this issue since you insist on considering us the “spearhead” in your cosmic battle… will you please have some humility and spare us more of what we have tasted?


Mr. President,


We are not advocates of distancing ourselves away from the causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict, or away from supporting the Palestinian rights. We do not think that anyone in Lebanon today calls against these issues, but it is our right to chart our role in the light of our diagnosis of our national interests, just like all the respectable countries do, including yours. We chart our role and characterize our interest in four main points, starting with the priority of maintaining our unique co-existence since it is considered as our mission to this world and our contribution to its stability. We hold on to the slogan “Lebanon first”, not in the face of anyone, but as a response to all of our past mistakes of putting anything in this world above the interest of our homeland Lebanon. We hold on to the slogan “the state first” since it is our only way to a secure future for all of us. Finally, we adhere to all our Arab and International commitments, especially the Arab peace Initiative, and resolution 1701 since it is considered as the cornerstone in the protection of Lebanon.


Mr. President,
Because of your attempt to put your hands on the Shiite composition in some of the Arab countries, including Lebanon, we are really afraid of a “Shiite issue” in Lebanon and the Middle East, just like that of the “Eastern Issue” in the beginning of last century. Honesty here is a thousand times better than silence about something that is felt by everyone in our region.


The Lebanese Shiites, Mr. President, are an inherent component in our national society, and a crucial partner in our “final homeland to all its citizens”. The Shiites were the ones who proposed the word “final” to be added to the heart of our constitution. Their devotion to their Lebanese identity is not less than any citizen’s keen on this country. This is what has been clearly shown throughout the Shiite’s history in our Republic. It is also what their leaders have called for in the different circumstances, whether by describing them “the cultural window to the world” (Imam Musa al-Sadr) rather than the spearhead of the nations’ games, or by recommending them to “fully integrate into their country and not to invent their own special project” (Imam Mohamed Mahdi Shams al-Din). Those were noble and good calls that are related to the meaning of their presence in this country, and that bypass the whims of politics and the passing calculations.


Finally, Mr. President, we urge you to say the “right word” on which we can build the best relations between our countries, from one state to another. We are seekers of friendship, not amateurs of objection and refusal. The first sentence in the book the right word in this context is the international law which guarantees the sovereignty of the state over its territories and the mutual respect among them.

 

Signatories:


Ibrahim Gemayel (Consultant), Ahmad Ayoubi (Media Person), Ahmad Ayash (journalist), Adib Freiha (Businessman), Assaad Bechara (Journalist), Ismael Sharafeddin (Social activist), Sheikh Abbas Jawhari (Chairman of the Lebanese Secular gathering), Alexander Najjar (Lawyer and writer), Elias Atallah (former MP), Elias Mokhayber (lawyer), Aline Karim (Media Person), Amal Seif (engineer), Amal Chaaban ( Administrative), Amina Mansour (journalist), Emil Bouchkanji (Administrative), Emil Najem (Doctor), Antoine Korban (doctor and University teacher), Elie el Hajj (Journalist), Elie Hadchiti (Administrative- expat), Ayman abou Chakra (journalist), Ayman Jezzini (Media Person), Ayman Sharrouf (Journalist), Badia Fahes (Media Person), Pascal Feghali, Pamela Nohra Maalouf (researcher), Berri el Assaad (doctor), Bassam abou Karroum (freelancer), Bassam Gerges (freelancer), Bassam Zogheib, Bachir Asaker (Lawyer), Bilal Khabbaz (Journalist), Belinda Ibrahim (Journalist), Benan Ghanem, Bahia Skafi (journalist) Pierre Akel (Media Person), Pierre Farah (Businessman), Toufic Ghanem (engineer), Thuraya Chmit (Media Person), Jad Ghorayeb, Jad Yatim (journalist), Jaque Hayek (contractor), Jean Badih Harb (Lawyer), Jean Pierre Katrib (Human Rights activist), Jean-Marc Nehmeh (Engineer), Jean-Marie Kassab (Industrial), Justine Telfizian (Administrative), Jihad Farah (Engineer), Joe Abou Michael (Media Person), Jawad al Achkar (freelancer), Jawad abou Mansour (political activist), Joelle Kozeili (Media Person), Georges Ghorayeb (engineer and university teacher), Joseph Toutounji (member of the Press Syndicate executive office), Joumana Nasr (journalist), Jilan al Fatayri (Media Person), Housam Gerges (Doctor), Husam Alameddine (journalist), Hasan al Kotob (Researcher and Academic), Hussein al Wajeh (journalist), Hussein Kassem (teacher), Hikmat el Eid (lawyer), Hanine Ghaddar (journalist), Khaled abou Chakra (Media Person), Khaled el Hachem (engineer), Khouloud abou Khouzam (teacher), Khouloud Ghadia (employee), Darine el Helwe (Media Person), David Korm (architect), Dalia Obeid (researcher), Danielle Gerges (journalist, Danielle Matar (University student), Dolly Haddad (banker), Rabih Chamoun (civil society activist), Rabih Semaan (freelancer), Rabih Nkary (employee), Rabih Yassine (Journalist), Raja Najem (activist), Regina Kantara (lawyer), Ramzi Halabi (freelancer), Randa Khayrallah (employee), Roger Azzam (researcher and political writer), Rosy Daou (business woman), Riad Taouk (journalist), Riad Issa (social activist and researcher), Rayan Faqih (freelancer), Rita Hakima (political writer), Reem Itani (business woman and media person), Raymond Hatem (architect and consultant), Raymond Maalouf (architect), Zahwa Majzoub (University teacher), Ziad Makhoul (journalist), Zeina Tabbara (journalist), Sari al Khazen (architect), Samer Ayach (engineer), Sami Chidiac (architect), Sami Chamoun (lawyer), Sami Itani, Samia Baroudi (activist), Saad Kiwan (journalist), Saad Matar (businessman), Salman Andary (media person), Salim Merheb (school teacher), Salim Mozannar, Samir Franjieh (former MP), Sanaa el Jak (journalist), Saniya Kabbani (journalist), Cilia Hamadeh (marketing consultant and conference organizer), Simon G. Karam (Lawyer), Chadi Nechabi (Social and political activist), Charles Jabbour (journalist), Chahine Khoury (school teacher), Chehadeh Sakr (businessman), Chawki Dagher (lawyer), Chawki Zed (freelancer), Chawki Azouri (doctor), Sabah Fares (school teacher), Salah Takiyeddine (media person), Talal Ahmad (activist), Talal Khoja (university teacher), Tony Khaweja (activist), Tony Habib (architect), Tony Chebbo (businessman- expat), Atef Moussa (social activist), Amer Halawani (university teacher), Amer Sibani (journalist), Abd el Salam Moussa (journalist, Abdallah Haddad (banker), Abad el Sokhn (businessman), Abdallah Zakhya (lawyer), Aziz Karam (union member), Ali Amine (journalist), Ali Husseini (journalist), Ali Halawi (journalist- Canada), Ali Cheayb (university Dr. – Canada), Imad Zein (journalist), Imad Moussa (media person), Omar Harkous (journalist), Issa Ghorayeb (journalist), Ghada Oraybi (social activist), Ghada Kallas (business owner), Ghanem Zebyan (translator), Ghassan Darjani (activist), Ghassan Berjas (admistrator – expat), Gloria Ayoub Khazen, Fadi Bustros (administrative consultant), Fadi Toufic (writer and journalist), Fadi Antar (Doctor), Fares Souaid (former MP), Firas Sharrouf (Administrative – expat), Francois Dahdah (architect), Vicky Awwad, Philip Souaid (doctor), Kassem Khalifeh (journalist), Kassem Moussa (administrative – expat), Cesar Bassil (freelancer), Karine Bejjani (administrative), Crysola Fayad (school teacher), Camal Batal (architect), Camal Zouki (lawyer), Camal Richa (Journalist), Camil Tabet (freelancer), Lamis Farhat (Journalist), Lor Chelala (employee), Lea Baroudi (consultant), Lina Mantoura (architect), Linda Traboulsi, Linda Khoryati (business woman), Marie Feghali (university student), Marie Noujaim Harb (administrative), Mazen Sammak (journalist), Mohammad Chami (media person), Mohammad Harfouch (media person), Mohammad Hussein Chamseddine (writer), Mohammad Hamdan (journalist), Mohammad Ghandour (journalist), Mohammad Fouad Chbaro (journalist), Mahmoud Ghzayel (media person), Marta Zarazir (administrative), Marwan Amine, Massoud Mohamad (political writer), Mustafa Fahs (journalist), Mouin Gerges (freelancer), Melkart Khoury (human rights activist), Menhem Zebyan (freelancer), Mona Fayad (university teacher), May Chidiac (media person), Mayad Haydar (lawyer), Mireille Karout (journalist), Mirine Abdel Massih (media person), Michel abou Abdallah (doctor), Michel Hajji Georgiou (journalist), Michel Touma (journalist), Michel Spiro (administrative), Michel Mekattaf (political activist), Michel Lian (former lawyer Syndicate president), Michel Youssef Khoury (lawyer), Mila Bakhash (citizen), Nadia Masri (journalist), Nayla Debs, Nabil Abou Ghanem (media person), Nabil Halabi (lawyer), Nabil Hussein Agha (researcher), Nabil Kharrat (doctor), Najib Zwein (activist), Nadi Ghosn (lawyer), Nadine Masri (journalist), Nada Abou Fadel, Nada Maatouk, Nada Mhanna (lawyer), Nadim Abd el Samad, Nadim Koteich (media person), Nazih Darwich (researcher), Naser Farah (head of municipality), Nassir Assaad (media person), Nehmeh Lebbous (media person), Nahla Zebyan (freelancer), Nawal Nasser (journalist), Naufal Daou (media person), Nicole Fayyad (consultant), Hadi el Amin (researcher), Hiba Abou Chakra (social specialist), Hoda Abou Chakra (journalist), Hicham Abou Khozam (poet), Hicham Abou Nassif (University), Hala Merheb (school teacher), Hanadi Chami (journalist), Hind Faddoul, Hind Darwich (media person), Haytham Tabch (journalist), Wael Yaman (media person), Wissam Amin (journalist), Wissam Fayyad (doctor) Walid Abd el Samad (freelancer), Youssef Bazzi (journalist), Youssef Zeineddine (social activist), Youssef Faddoul (economic), Yolande Georgiou (school teacher).

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