Riachi Hits Back at Moussawi over 'Civil War' Remarks
Information Minister Melhem Riachi of the Lebanese Forces responded Sunday to remarks by MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi, an outspoken member of Hizbullah’s Loyalty to Resistance bloc.
“Someone from the March 8 camp has said that the conflict today is between the advocates of stability and isolated parties that want civil war… Those whom he described as isolated are open to the Arab world and the international community and they are only clinging to stability and legitimate state institutions,” Riachi said in a tweet.
“Meanwhile, those whom he described as advocates of stability are the ones who are exposing Lebanon to the threat of sanctions and blockade while carrying out acts that defy legitimate state institutions,” the minister added.
Moussawi had said Saturday that the March 8-March 14 rift no longer exists and that Lebanon is now divided between a camp “that puts national accord and civil peace above all else” and another “that has expressed its willingness to execute the orders of some regional and international regimes, even if that leads to restarting the civil war.”
“These are an isolated minority and their isolation should be maintained,” the MP added.