Bassil: I will visit Syria so that the Syrian people will return to it, as its army did

Free Patriotic Movement Chief, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, said in his address marking the October 13th commemoration held at al-Hadath Square this evening: "I will visit Syria so that the Syrian people will return to it as its army has returned to it, and because I want Lebanon to breathe in its sovereignty and economy."

"I want to tell our people that most of their rulers do not seem ready for change. They hold the mentality that finds it easier to show subordination and surrender to the economic war waged against us and the illusion that we are bankrupt and collapsed, while we are actually rich but looted," Bassil added.

He vowed that Lebanon will overcome its crises and rise-up, just as they rose from the rubbles of October 13.

Bassil affirmed that the President of the Republic is pursuing his resistance march to save the country from the corruption that occupies the state.

"Before the Nakba of Palestine, Lebanon had two lungs, but now it has become one lung, for Syria is Lebanon's economic lung," he said, adding, "We lost the first lung because of Israel, are we going to lose the second lung because of mad hatred or wrong bets and absurdities, so that we would suffocate and end as an entity?"

Addressing the President of the Republic, Bassil said: "Today is October 13, and tomorrow is October 31, the end of half the presidential term...Time is passing, and we ask you not to wait too long, and the day you feel you can no longer bear, we ask you to hit on the table and we are ready to turn the table!"

Bassil also called on the people to join in raising their voices high in the demand for a law on recovering the looted funds, a law on lifting immunity, and a law to lift the banking secrecy.

Source: National News Agency