Suleiman Reiterates Army's Role in Preventing Flow of Arms into Lebanon

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President Michel Suleiman reiterated on Monday the significant role of the army and security agencies in preventing arms smuggling in Lebanon, the state-run National News Agency reported.

“The army and security apparatus play an important role in preventing the flow of weapons and armed groups,” said Suleiman.

Moreover, the president urged political powers in Lebanon to commit to the policy adopted by the government and the national dialogue of dissociating the country from regional conflicts as stipulated in the Baabda Declaration.

“Everyone in Lebanon should abide by the policy that calls for dissociating Lebanon from external conflicts,” he added.

Suleiman's comments came on the backdrop of an incident on Friday when a group of 21 Lebanese Islamists from Tripoli were killed in an ambush in the Syrian border town of Tall Kalakh.

Media reports said that the victims were fighting alongside the Syrian opposition.

Heavy gunfire was heard in Tripoli on Friday night between the mainly Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh district and the neighboring Shiite district of Jabal Mohsen in light of the incident.

Bab al-Tabbaneh has been the scene of deadly clashes with Jabal Mohsen, which supports Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

Comments 15
Thumb benzona 03 December 2012, 15:34

Then mr president, seize the 40k rockets and all machine guns owned by the faction of terror that hijacked god's name!

Missing lebcan 03 December 2012, 18:43

Yes Mr. President!
People + Army = Resisitance

Default-user-icon Majid (Guest) 03 December 2012, 16:07

That faction you are talking about you moron protected Lebanon from the wrath of the Zionist state of Israel. You should learn a little about geopolitics and history would also help...especially that of the US in Lebanon and the Middle East and the way it has "protected" the Christians of the area. ehhh tfeeee.

Missing vaclav_havel 03 December 2012, 16:30

Monsieur le président,

Tu as tout à fait raison de demander le contrôle et l'arrêt du flux d'armes qui circulent librement au Liban. Ce flux d'armes miroite la guerre civile notamment l'explosion de la haine Sunnite-chiite en guerre confessionnel et fratricide. Vous devez assurez les libanais, que l'armée et la police nationale exercent son devoir de protéger le peuple.
Le HA, un des partis libanais est armé et l'état libanais ne contrôle pas ce parti. Vous devez travailler à intégrer ce parti dans l’état libanais. c'est une tâche difficile mais c'est à vous de le faire. Sinon les sunnites se sentiront en faiblesse, et continueront à s'armer. Ainsi l’extrémisme sunnite, dû à cet état de crainte et de faiblesse vis-à-vis du HA, se propagera et ça sera trop tard!

faites en sorte que l’État intègre tous les partis libanais et que les décisions politiques et exécutives de HA soient prises par l’État pour que tous le monde soit protéger!

Missing vaclav_havel 03 December 2012, 18:17

the president should works more on HA's incorporation to the Lebanese State, thus the sunni extremism will shrink. we need more than ever the presence of the state and President Suleiman can and should play a big role to reassure the Lebanese.

The1phoenix, Tu as une grande ouverture d’esprit, et un sens de rassemblement et de patience que j'ai pu remarquer chez toi, merci d'avoir montré sur ce blog l'exemple d'un citoyen républicain de notre Liban! ça fait plaisir!

Thumb geha 03 December 2012, 18:30

could not agree more.
sunnis in Lebanon have never been extremists, and now they are being pushed towards extremism.
but then again, like the Israelis who feel threatened by any state like Lebanon where there is coexistence, hizbushaitan too needs extremism to justify their existence.
in other words, whether Israel or hizbushaitan, both are using the same tactics by pushing others towards extremism, so they can justify their heavily armed presence and actions.

Missing vaclav_havel 03 December 2012, 18:36

@ Geha
Please don't say "Hizbushaitan". be respectuful. They are Lebanese and we need them as much as they need us.
Khlessna ba2a tafri2a, you can be against their policy but you have to respect them.

Missing lebcan 03 December 2012, 18:47

The Shia are good people .... And then there is the Thug mafia drug trafficking Hizbshitan!

Thumb geha 03 December 2012, 18:47

sorry I cannot comply to your request Vaclav for the following reasons:
- you cannot be against GOD, but you can be against satan. thus the naming convention.
- having an Iranian agenda, I cannot consider them as Lebanese.
so regretfully I cannot agree with your cmment

Missing vaclav_havel 03 December 2012, 19:49

Personnellement, je ne soutiens pas le HA politiquement, qui plus est ils sont liés au régime Iraniens, malheureusement c'est vrai et je ne le nie pas.
Pour autant c'est bien eux qui ont libéré le sud du Liban de l'occupant Israélien. On est bien d’accord sur ce sujet? ils ont montré un grand courage et ont également contribué à la défense du pays au moment où aucun pays arabe faisait face à Israël.
C'est très analogue aux liens qu'avait les LF avec Israël entre 1978 et 1982, de même les LF ont défendu certaines régions libanaises contre l'occupant palestinien et syrien. Les LF sont toujours Libanais à ton sens j'imagine? alors Le HA l'est également.
Nous voulons bâtir un pays, non? on ne peut plus catégoriser les libanais! On doit s'unir et résoudre nos problèmes intérieurement, intelligemment, pour le bien de tous! Pour le faire on doit s'accepter et se respecter!!! et c'est bien au président qu'incombe cette tâche de rassembler! Voila ya Geha

Missing allouchi 03 December 2012, 17:38

Mr. President, are you including Hizbala's arms in your statment also?

Missing allouchi 03 December 2012, 17:38

God bless you you Sheikh Saad and Saqr. We need to send more weapons to the FSA and in the open...We hate Bashar All Assad...Mr. Saqr is a Shia mulim and he's hopefully visionaries like him will prevent retributions of the new Syria against it's revolution....M8 will pay dearly unfortunaltly...

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 03 December 2012, 17:58

i need some clarification from fakhamto:u are talking about wahaby arms or farsi arms?sorry i didnt catch ur idea.

Missing lebcan 03 December 2012, 18:50

Actually it's you hizbshitans that work for the Zionists.

Thumb Lebanon4life 04 December 2012, 10:00

Why the hell do you insult him ? Anytime someone tries to task the matter of Hezbollah's arsenal they resort to insults. Instead try to propose how we could end this crisis.