Phalange Holds Cabinet Responsible for Any Confrontation with International Community
The Phalange Party stated on Monday that the clashes in Tripoli would not have erupted had the Lebanese parties maintained their neutrality regarding the developments in Syria.
It said in a statement after its weekly politburo meeting: “It’s unfortunate that Syria is maintaining its negative policies towards Lebanon instead of tackling its accumulating internal affairs and introducing reform before it’s too late.”
It condemned the Tripoli clashes that erupted on Friday, praising the security forces for their efforts in containing the situation.
The clashed broke out between gunmen from the rival Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods after the former held a demonstration in support of the Syrian people, while the latter staged one in favor of the Syrian regime.
The Phalange Party voiced its opposition to the government lineup, saying that the situation in Lebanon needed a salvation cabinet that would have catered to the Lebanese people’s concerns over local and regional developments.
It said: “The government was formed in a manner that contradicts national principles and we hold it responsible for any confrontation with the international community.”