Gemayel to Qassem: Hezbollah logic 'laughable yet lamentable'


Kataeb leader Sami Gemayel accused Hezbollah Monday of having only destructive options for the presidential file.

In response to Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem, Gemayel said that Hezbollah is confused and that its logic is "laughable yet lamentable."

"Do we have to either agree on your confrontational candidate or permanently submit to your orders," Gemayel asked. "Don't you have any other options but these destructive ones?"

Qassem had said that those opposed to the election of Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh can barely agree on a candidate from a list of sixteen.

"A patriotic and unifying Christian president is better for Lebanon than a confrontational president with sectarian motives," Qassem said.

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Thumb natour 29 May 2023, 22:26

Yesterday mini Nasrallah was clamming that "reality obligates that a (new) president can only be reached through consensus." One news cycle later and a new reality, with reports of the so called opposition seem to agree on one candidate the Iranian/Syrian duo, Hezbollah/Amal, pop their tops. I don't think they have anything to worry about, Bassil will never go against Nasrallah's wishes. The little guy's just holding on, hoping that the Frangieh card falls so he can present himself as the alternate.