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Hezbollah fighters put Lebanese and Hezbollah flags at Juroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border, July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Beirut- The Future Movement’s parliamentary bloc warned against the campaign launched by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, stressing that such policy would “damage the interests of Lebanon, and distort relations with Arab brothers, especially in the Gulf.”

The bloc held its weekly meeting in Beirut on Tuesday, headed by former Prime Minister Fouad Saniora.

In a statement issued afterward, it stressed “the restoration of the full authority of the state on its soil, the serious implementation of the Constitution and the Taif Agreement, and the need to strengthen Arab-Lebanese relations for the sake of Lebanon and its people.”

The bloc underlined the necessity to maintain the rule of law and order and promote the work of state institutions.

On Hezbollah, the Future deputies said: “The bloc strongly condemns the speech made by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on more than one subject, including his campaign against Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf states.”

While it lauded the reconciliation launched at the Palestinian level to promote the rapprochement between the Fatah and Hamas movements, the bloc expressed its concern over “the spread of trends and attempts in more than one country to promote separation such as in Iraq and Catalonia in Spain.”

The Future Bloc warned that these changes “necessitate Arab States to preserve the unity of their countries in order to guarantee national stability, within the framework of a civil state in which all people have equal rights and duties”.