Berri Calls for Intense Efforts to Consolidate Stabilityإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for intensified efforts to strengthen stability in the northern city of Tripoli and support the military's role there.
Berri's stance came during his weekly meeting with lawmakers.
“There should be intense endeavors to consolidate stability and support the Lebanese army in its role in keeping security in Tripoli and the rest of the regions,” the MPs quoted him as saying.
The speaker stressed the importance of adopting “calm political rhetoric away from the disputes that are reflecting negatively on all parties.”
Berri made his comments after he hinted to As Safir daily that a fifth column might be behind the sniper attacks and the gunbattles that are rocking Tripoli with the objective of creating tension as soon as cautious clam reigns in.
The situation in the capital of the North “is no longer acceptable,” he said.
A 17th round of gunbattles erupted in Tripoli on Sunday, leaving scores of casualties.
The violence is tied to the war in Syria, where a Sunni-led uprising is fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad, who is an Alawite.