Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea noted on Friday that weapons will not advance the position of Shiites in Lebanon.
He said: “Arms have never advanced one sect over another in Lebanon.”
He made his statements during a Maarab dinner in honor of Jbeil municipality heads.
Geagea added: “Shiites are a main component of Lebanon and they will remain so through the will of God, not Hizbullah.”
“Shiites enjoy a special role in Lebanon through their hard political work and not the weapons,” he stressed.
He therefore accused Hizbullah of seeking to control the Shiite sect.
“A resistance in Lebanon is useless without the support of the entire Lebanese people,” he continued.
“We all know that the people’s unity is the most important factor in a country’s confrontation with a foreign assault,” noted the LF chief.
“If we want a real resistance, then we should place it under the control of the state,” he stressed.
The March 14-led opposition has long been critical of Hizbullah’s weapons, which it has deemed as illegitimate.
It has repeatedly demanded that the party’s arms should be the only topic of discussion at the national dialogue.
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has meanwhile voiced his party’s readiness to resume the dialogue as long as no preconditions are placed.
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