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Oct 28, 2007
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Lebanese Politician Roger Edde Criticizes Syria for Obstructing the Signing of a Lebanese-Israeli Peace Accord

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Source: ANB TV (Lebanon/Jordan/London)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Head of the Lebanese Peace Party Roger Edde, which aired on ANB TV on October 28, 2007.

Interviewer: You support signing a peace agreement with Israel.

Edde: Of course.

Interviewer: This has been your position for a long time, so obviously, you are against the resistance of Hizbullah.

Edde: No. If Hizbullah opposes peace, it should fight Syria. Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad kept his borders in the Golan quiet, and he and his son kept telling us, week in and week out, that peace is "a strategic option." In Syria, peace is a strategic option, and here, it is treason? What kind of thing is this? What kind of logic is this? How do you expect to sell such an idea to people? People are sick and tired of this kind of logic. This logic is unacceptable in Lebanon and elsewhere. I am a man of peace, and I support peace, first in Lebanon and then in the region.

Interviewer: But is it peace or surrendering?

Edde: It is surrendering only in your head. For me, peace means honor. It is a political and territorial peace. Peace means my freedom.

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