Geagea says dialogue with Hezbollah is 'waste of time'
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has blamed Hezbollah and its allies for the crises that are gripping the country, noting that dialogue with them is of no use.
“We cannot exit the crisis through talking to those who caused it,” Geagea said in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat newspaper published Wednesday.
“Reaching an understanding with Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement would be impossible, seeing as we have witnessed their practices and we know their truth,” the LF leader added.
Noting that Hezbollah “has a major project that is rooted in religion, history and geography,” Geagea said the Iran-backed party “wants dialogue to be able to impose its conditions.”
“That’s why we won’t engage in dialogue with them, because dialogue with them is a waste of time whereas we cannot waste a single minute,” the LF leader added.
Moreover, Geagea said that the LF is not clinging to its presidential candidate MP Michel Mouawad nor Mouawad himself is clinging to his own nomination “if there is a convincing alternative who enjoys the same needed qualifications and can win more votes.”