Berri Expresses Concern over Attempts to Divide Muslimsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Speaker Nabih Berri expressed fear on Tuesday that those who are behind the deadly blasts that rocked the northern city of Tripoli and Beirut's southern suburbs will continue their attempts to embroil Muslims in sedition.
“The current security situation is worrisome and the political situation isn't any better,” Berri said in comments published in As Safir newspaper.
He pointed out that politicians acted with a national responsibility in confronting the repercussions of the explosive-laden cars.
Berri called on the rival parties to cooperate to end the current political deadlock.
Lebanon has been a scene of violent attacks recently.
On Friday, two powerful blasts rocked the northern city of Tripoli, killing over 35 people and wounding 900 others.
These attacks came eight days after 27 people were killed and around 300 wounded in a car bombing that rocked the Beirut southern suburb of Ruwais, a Hizbullah bastion.
Concerning, AMAL movement's decision to cancel a mass rally that was to be held in the southern Nabatiyeh province, its leader noted that the security situation forced it.
The rally was set to mark the 35th anniversary of the disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr and his two companions.
“What guarantees that the participants will be able to move safely,” Berri said in comments published in An Nahar newspaper.
The decision was taken after evaluating the situation in the country amid advises by security officials to cancel it.
Revered by Lebanon's Shiites as a key spiritual and political guide, Sadr vanished in 1978 amid mysterious circumstances and was last seen in Libya where he was invited by slain leader Moammar Gadhafi.
At the time, Sadr was trying to negotiate an end to the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), in which Palestinian factions were involved.