Geagea: Contacts Ongoing with March 14 to Sets Plans for Next Phase in Lebanon
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea called on Monday for the launch of a “serious investigation” into Friday’s clashes in Tripoli “instead of wasting time in laying blame on each other.”
He said before reporters that the final solution to this issue lies in making Tripoli a weapons-free city.
Clashes broke out between gunmen in the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen after the former staged a demonstration in support of the Syrian people and the latter held one in support of the Syrian regime.
Addressing the formation of the new government, Geagea stated that it is directly connected to the Syrian regime and “it does not reflect Lebanon’s image, which poses a threat to the country.”
The LF leader stressed that contacts are ongoing with the March 14 camp in order to set plans over how to confront the upcoming phase in Lebanon.
On the government’s policy statement, he noted that it should avoid generalities, as it is seeking to do, and instead phrase matters clearly.