Geagea Accuses Nasrallah of Exploiting Anti-Islam Film for 'Political Aims'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Force leader Samir Geagea considered on Monday that Hizbullah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah exploited the anti-Islam film for political aims calling for a spiritual summit in Bkirki to resolve the matter.
"Nasrallah is very smart and Hizbullah's strategic leadership knows how to benefit from the circumstances," Geagea said in an interview with MTV.
He pointed out that Nasrallah abused the case to reach rather political aims.
Nasrallah warned Monday of "very dangerous" global repercussions if an anti-Islam film is released in its entirety.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of Beirut's southern suburb to denounce the film at Nasrallah's request, who surprised supporters by making a rare public appearance.
"I strongly condemn this film that is silly and produced by a hateful person who has no morals," Geagea said.
He called for a spiritual summit in Bkirki to tackle the anti-Islam film, hoping that Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi would call for an international conference to resolve the matter.
The initially obscure "Innocence of Muslims," produced by a U.S. religious group, has been cited as one of the main instigators of riots that have killed 17 people from North Africa to the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Asked about the handshake at the Baabda Palace with al-Rahi, Geagea said that it was a "warm" handshake as the dispute is resolved and the relation is back to normal.
Concerning the national dialogue table, The LF leader said that he would not attend Thursday's session.
A session on July 24 was postponed after March 14 tied its participation to a government decision to provide security agencies with the so-called telecom data to help them investigate assassination attempts against MP Butros Harb and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea.
The data has since been handed over to the security apparatuses.
Another reason for the boycott was Hizbullah MP Mohammed Raad’s announcement that the national defense strategy is not currently necessary because Lebanon is still in the liberation stage.
The national dialogue resumed in June after a 19-month absence.
Geagea said that the presence of Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon didn't surprise him.
"The state has to assume its responsibilities concerning the matter as it's unacceptable," he noted.
On Sunday, the Guards commander said members of his elite special operations unit, the Quds Force, were in Syria and Lebanon but only to provide "counsel."
Geagea revealed that all his party's MPs are taking maximum precautionary measures as he expressed fear that security assassinations might occur.
Asked if he would run for the presidency, Geagea denied saying: "Only if enough MPs supported my candidacy I will run."
17 September 2012, 19:55
Geagea: I will never run for the presidency unless enough MPs support my candidacy.
17 September 2012, 19:51
Geagea: Some International forces want the conflict in Syria to continue.
17 September 2012, 19:50
Geagea: I don't understand Russia and China's stances concerning the crisis in Syria.
17 September 2012, 19:47
Geagea: The March 14 alliance has to win the 2013 parliamentary elections and form a new cabinet.
17 September 2012, 19:43
Geagea: We can't take any decision concerning the national defense strategy before we know what Hizbullah will do.
17 September 2012, 19:27
Geagea: If the smaller districts electoral law wasn't adopted we will adopt the proportional representation with several modifications.
17 September 2012, 19:21
Geagea: al-Mustaqbal movement said it approves smaller electoral districts.
17 September 2012, 19:21
Geagea: al-Rahi had to say that the LF and the Phalange parties are right as smaller electoral districts represents Christians better.
17 September 2012, 19:02
Geagea: This cabinet shouldn't supervise the upcoming 2013 election.
17 September 2012, 19:01
Geagea: It is not wise to topple the cabinet in the street.
17 September 2012, 18:58
Geagea: There is no political decision to resolve the crisis in Tripoli.
17 September 2012, 18:54
Geagea: The arrest of those who kidnapped the Syrians is a positive step. We should voice our full support to the state.
17 September 2012, 18:52
Geagea: The telecom data in Samaha's case was decisive.
17 September 2012, 18:43
Geagea: Most politicians, who deal with Syria, fabricate the news.
17 September 2012, 18:41
Geagea: The case of ex-Minister Michel Samaha aims at assassinating the sovereign team in Lebanon and to ignite a civil war in the country.
17 September 2012, 18:41
Geagea: The assassination attempts didn't limit our political action.
17 September 2012, 18:39
Geagea: I have my own analysis regarding my assassination attempt but ill keep it to myself. There is a team that is trying to weaken out political alliance.
17 September 2012, 18:35
Geagea: The security agencies couldn't question Mahmoud al-Hayek who is suspected of the assassination attempt against MP Butros Harb.
17 September 2012, 18:24
Geagea: Some extremists embarrassed the Muslim Brotherhood and the Liberals in Egypt and Libya by transforming the anti-Islam film into a political case.
17 September 2012, 18:21
Geagea: I suggest on leaders to hold a spiritual meeting in Bkirki. I hope that al-Rahi would call for an international conference.
17 September 2012, 18:18
Geagea: The reaction to the film was random and served the goals of those who are behind it.
17 September 2012, 18:17
Geagea: I strongly condemn the anti-Islam film.
17 September 2012, 18:15
Geagea: Sayyed Hassan is very smart and Hizbullah has a strategic leadership that knows how to benefit from circumstances.
17 September 2012, 18:14
Geagea: The state should assume it's responsibilities concerning the presence of Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon.
17 September 2012, 18:13
Geagea: The presence of the Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon and Syria didn't surprise me.
17 September 2012, 18:12
Geagea: We support President Michel Suleiman. We can't be held responsible for all the problems as a result of our good intentions.
17 September 2012, 18:10
Geagea: Nasrallah is holding onto his stances and refuses to discuss them.
17 September 2012, 18:09
Geagea: I will not attend Thursday's national dialogue session.
17 September 2012, 18:05
Geagea: The handshake with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi was warm. The relations are back to normal.
17 September 2012, 18:01
Geagea: We have been exposed to a programmed campaign for the last 30 years to weaken our morals by those who represent Syrian in Lebanon.
17 September 2012, 18:00
Geagea: Every Muslim and Christian should read the Apostolic Exhortation.
17 September 2012, 17:59
Geagea: The youth participation in the meeting with Pope Benedict XVl represents the Christians in the country.