Al-Mustaqbal Says Hizbullah, Extremist Groups 'Two Sides of Same Coin'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday launched another verbal attack on Hizbullah's "militia," stating that the party and extremist groups are “two sides of the same coin.”
"The weapons of the resistance were formerly aimed at Israel but have now become positioned and used inside the country,” the MPs said in a released statement after their weekly meeting at the Center House.
Hizbullah's arms have thus become those of a militia, they added.
Al-Mustaqbal bloc elaborated: “Hizbullah's arms aim at changing the political system in Lebanon but they no longer enjoy Lebanese consensus. The party's call for agreeing on a new political formula in the country is no longer viable after it took the unilateral decision to launch a war against the Syrian people in 2012.”
“By taking this decision, Hizbullah has abandoned all national pacts and accords, including the Baabda Declaration.”
Again, al-Mustaqbal MPs called on Hizbullah to withdraw its forces from the neighboring country.
“The life in Lebanon will not go back to normal unless Hizbullah goes back to playing its national role only,” they said.
“Hizbullah's fighting in Syria, which was a regional decision, has dragged the Lebanese into a confrontation with Syrians,” they added.
“The party is trying to give the international community the impression that it is fighting terrorism but this attempt has been exposed. Hizbullah and extremist groups are two sides of the same coin.”
Separately, the bloc demanded President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam to form a new cabinet of non-partisans.
They also urged them “not to surrender to Hizbullah's blackmailing.”
Commenting on the deadly clashes between the residents on the Souwairi town in West Bekaa, they stated that it is “unacceptable and a shame that that social relations transform into armed disputes.”
The MPs urged security forces to enter the town and restore coexistence.
Clashes between the Shouman and Jinbeen families in the town left four people dead on Sunday.