Geagea Calls on Cabinet to Strike Security Chaos with 'Iron Fist'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea expressed belief on Friday that Lebanon has reached a better stage amid all the developments in the region, calling on the cabinet to control the security chaos in the country.
“The future of Lebanon seems better… Although the cabinet is leaving the country unrestrained,” Geagea said after meeting with a delegation from Beit Mallat town in Akkar.
The LF leader stressed that this “security chaos we’re witnessing in Beirut and several other areas (in Lebanon), shouldn’t continue as it’s undermining the authority of the state.”
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel on Wednesday launched a one-month security plan aimed at restoring stability in Lebanon.
Geagea urged the cabinet to task the security and judicial authorities to hit the chaos with an iron fist and impose its authority on everyone “to regain the citizen’s and tourist’s faith in this country.”
On the crisis in Syria, Geagea considered that the regime of President Bashar Assad became “isolated” and will remain for long.
He denied that the collapse of the regime in Syria will have negative repercussions on Lebanon as the revolt in the neighboring country is seeking “freedom and democracy.”
There are mounting fears that the conflict in Syria-- which activists say has claimed more than 14,400 lives since the Damascus regime began cracking down on protests in March last year -- could spill over into Lebanon.