President Michel Suleiman said on Friday that Hizbullah’s involvement in battles in Syria weakened it, stressing that any endeavors to extend his tenure don’t serve the national interest. “The March 8 and 14 alliances have erred against me and they have both played with the nerves of the Lebanese people,” Suleiman said in an interview with the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper to be published tomorrow. He reiterated that the presidential elections should be carried out on time, saying that the national interest compel us to stage it. The president’s tenure ends in May 2014, but the constitutional period to elect a new head of state begins on March 25, two months prior to the expiration of Suleiman’s mandate. [Link]