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Geagea: Syria, Hizbullah Benefit from Fueling Regional Tensions

| 07.07,11. 12:23 AM |


Geagea: Syria, Hizbullah Benefit from Fueling Regional Tensions

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed the new government on Wednesday, saying that it has reached an “unacceptable” point because of its handling of the indictment in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

He told CNN Arabic that Syria and Hizbullah have an interest in fueling tensions in the region “because that will change the course of developments in Syria and Lebanon.”

On the STL, he said: “The opposition will employ all its power to topple the government.”

He did not rule out the possibility of resorting to street action to achieve this goal.

“Should the opposition be forced to take to the street, it would do so within legal limits,” Geagea stressed.

On the developments in Syria, he noted that it is difficult to predict whether its protests will topple the regime of President Bashar Assad, pointing out that no cracks in the regime have yet emerged.

Asked if Hizbullah would maintain its power if the regime is overthrown, he responded: “It will definitely grow weaker than it already is now.”

The LF leader also ruled out the possibility that the party would lay down its arms and change into a political party.

“Sometimes weapons become a burden on those wielding them,” Geagea remarked.

“Ever since the liberation of southern Lebanon in 2000, Hizbullah’s arms have grown to become a burden on it,” he said.


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