Rifi not convinced with Hezbollah as resistance, urges disarmament
MPs Ashraf Rifi, Michel Moawad, Fouad al-Makhzoumi and Adib abdel Massih announced Friday the program of their new parliamentary bloc, Tajaddod.
Rifi demanded the hand over of any illegal "Lebanese or non-Lebanese weapons" to the state, considering that Hezbollah's arms have lost their resistance character.
"We demand the extension of the authority of the state on all Lebanese territories without any exceptions," Rifi said.
Moawad, for his part, considered that the loss of sovereignty is the main reason for the collapse.
"Lebanon cannot be isolated from the world," he said, adding that reforms, stability and prosperity cannot be reached "in the presence of two weapons and two decisions."