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Geagea Says 'The Post' Ban Would've Depicted Lebanon as 'Backward Country'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday waded into the debate over whether or not Lebanon should ban Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post".

In an interview with al-Markazia news agency, Geagea described calls for banning the movie as “laughable yet lamentable,” calling for “rising above trivial matters and keeping culture and art away from politics.”

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Geagea Says Maarab Agreement Doesn't Stand for Blind Applause for Bassil

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hit back Thursday at Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil over accusations that the LF has violated the rapprochement agreement with the FPM.

“Though I sensed a positive aspect in Minister Bassil's remarks in terms of his adherence to the Maarab Agreement, I cannot but highlight a host of fallacies that he mentioned in his interview. An agreement means partnership and does not mean one party being at the disposal of the other,” Geagea said in an interview with al-Markazia news agency.

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Geagea Says LF Won't Quit Govt., Urges Hizbullah Withdrawal from Regional Crises

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Monday that the LF's three ministers will not resign from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government, as he reiterated his call for Hizbullah's “withdrawal from the regional crises.”

“Some parties are trying to address the crisis in a shallow manner and this is wrong, seeing as we all support the settlement,” Geagea said after talks in Baabda with President Michel Aoun, referring to the 2016 settlement that led to Aoun's election and Hariri's designation as premier.

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Geagea: Ruling against Chartouni a Conviction against March 8 Camp

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said the death sentence verdict against the assassins of president-elect Bashir Geamyel is a ruling against the whole of the March 8 camp which “seeks violence and political assassinations.”

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Geagea and Gemayel Travel to Saudi Arabia for Political Talks

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel on Wednesday traveled to Saudi Arabia for political talks.

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Geagea to Nasrallah: We Won't Coordinate with a Regime that is More Brutal than IS

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hit back at Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday, stressing that there cannot be official coordination “with a regime that is more brutal than the Islamic State group.”

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Geagea: The State Can't Grow Strong in Presence of 'Illegitimate Armed Groups'

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stressed on Friday that a strong state is “incapable of rising” as long as there are “armed groups lingering outside the framework of legitimacy.”

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Geagea: It's About Time Refugees Returned to Syria, Govt. Must be More Active

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Thursday said that “it's about time refugees returned to Syria,” warning that “their crisis could lead to dire consequences.”

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Geagea Criticizes Nasrallah's Rhetoric, Says 'Campaign Against Gulf Unacceptable'

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea criticized Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's Friday remarks about Gulf countries, and pointed out that the cabinet is the eligible authority to tackle Israel's threats against Lebanon as he assured that Lebanon's border will not be opened for foreign fighters.

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Geagea Hails Vote Law, Says State Can't Grow Strong in Presence of Illegal Arms

Lebanese Forces Leader Samir Geagea described on Tuesday the newly agreed vote law system as a “historical" achievement, but warned that the state cannot grow strong in the presence of illegal arms.

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